Patellar avulsion fracture

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard
Diagnosis certain


Sudden onset of pain and swelling of the knee while playing sport.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

An avulsion fracture of the inferior pole of the patella, with significant retraction, is present. 

Case Discussion

Avulsion fracture of the inferior pole of the patella with a high-riding patella and significant soft tissue swelling. 

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