Patella fracture

Case contributed by Dr Abdulmajid Bawazeer

Presentation

Direct falling down on the right knee with impaction on a sharp edge.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a complete transverse displaced fracture in the body of the right patella.
Joint effusion is also noted.

MRI

There is a complete transverse displaced fracture in the body of the right patella.
Joint effusion is also noted.
The patellar and quadriceps tendons show no complete tear.

Case Discussion

The patellar fracture should be differentiated from Bipartite patella which is superolateral and well corticated.

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Case information

rID: 67274
Published: 6th Apr 2019
Last edited: 23rd Dec 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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