Patella fracture

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

Presentation

Fall from significant height

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a transverse fracture of the middle region of the left patella, a suprapatellar bursa effusion can be seen on the lateral projection.

Case Discussion

Fractures of the patella are one the most common knee injuries, often they are a result of direct force to the knee. A transverse fracture of the middle patella, (as seen in this case) is the most prevalent patella fracture.

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Case information

rID: 53482
Case created: 20th May 2017
Last edited: 30th May 2017
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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