Bipartite patella

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty


Advised x-ray of the knee following a fall. Fracture around the knee joint was suspected.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

This is a skyline view taken for visualisation of the superior aspect of patella.

X-ray shows a ossification centre of patella on its superolateral aspect.

No e/o a fracture is noted.

Case Discussion

Case of bipartite patella. Incidental finding while looking for a fracture and can be easily misdiagnosed as a fracture.

Identified by a clear demarcation between the two parts (bi-partite) with well corticated margins.

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Case information

rID: 27156
Published: 22nd Jan 2014
Last edited: 1st Oct 2015
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