Patellar fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Fall onto the left knee. Oedematous and painful knee.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Left Knee radiographs

Modality: X-ray

There is a transverse fracture through the mid patella with separation/retraction of the fragments. Signs of local soft tissue oedema and joint effusion. The reminder bone structures are preserved.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a transverse fracture in the mid patella

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Case Information

rID: 44152
Case created: 9th Apr 2016
Last edited: 9th Apr 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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