Patella fracture-dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Rodney Strahan


Presented a few days after lateral dislocation of the patella and self relocation, with locking symptoms.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Female

Bone fragment within the joint. Medial patella bone loss, best seen on the skyline view.

Case Discussion

Lateral dislocation of the patella has resulted in an osteochondral fragment being separated from the medial surface of the patella as it struck the lateral femoral condyle.

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Case information

rID: 51097
Published: 4th Feb 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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