Patella fracture

Case contributed by Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

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Road traffic accident

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Transverse patellar fracture with retraction of the proximal fractured fragment. There is associated soft tissue swelling.

Case Discussion

Patella fracture usually results from direct trauma to the patella or sudden forceful contraction of the quadriceps muscles mostly secondary to sports-related injury.

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Case information

rID: 60697
Published: 31st May 2018
Last edited: 31st May 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Liaquat National Hospital

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