Fabella

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female
X-ray

There is moderate degenerative changes. Incidental fabella indicated by arrow.

Case Discussion

The fabella is a sesamoid bone typically found in the lateral head of the gastrocnemius. It occurs in 10-30% of the population.

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Case information

rID: 22123
Case created: 13th Mar 2013
Last edited: 11th Jun 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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