Patellar avulsion fracture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

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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Case information

rID: 18994
Case created: 31st Jul 2012
Last edited: 4th Dec 2016
Tag: knee
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