Patellar fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Fall onto the left knee. Edematous and painful knee.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Left Knee radiographs

There is a transverse fracture through the mid patella with separation/retraction of the fragments. Signs of local soft tissue edema 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
Published: 9th Apr 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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