Bipartite patella

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky


Chronic anterior knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

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 superolateral aspect of the patella.

Case Discussion

Features are characteristic of bipartite patella (normal variant).

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Case information

rID: 22347
Published: 3rd Jan 2016
Last edited: 23rd Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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