Dorsal defect patella

Case contributed by Dr Domenico Nicoletti


atraumatic knee pain

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male

Round osteolysis (1 cm) surrounded by sclerosis at the superior pole of the patella.


Benign osteochondral lesion laterally on the superior pole of the patella. There is bone marrow edema on the medial side of the patella.
There is no joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Acknowledgment: Dr Francesco Filieri

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Case information

rID: 41413
Case created: 30th Nov 2015
Last edited: 1st Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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