Bipartite patella

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa Mahmoud El Feky

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Chronic anterior knee pain

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
X-ray

Lateral knee x ray showed transverse lucency in the patella. AP view of the knee showed rounded corticated bony fragment within the contour of the patella, in the superiolateral aspect of the patella which is characteristic of bipartite patella (normal variant).

Case Discussion

Lateral knee x ray showed transverse lucency in the patella. AP view of the knee showed rounded corticated bony fragment within the contour of the patella, in the superiolateral aspect of the patella which is characteristic of bipartite patella (normal variant).

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Case information

rID: 22347
Case created: 27th Mar 2013
Last edited: 20th Feb 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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