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Patellar fracture

Case contributed by Dr Tom Foster

Presentation

Fall from a height on to a flexed knee. Knee pain and swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 11 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Displaced fracture of the lower pole of the right patella.
Significant pre-patellar soft tissue swelling.

Case Discussion

A fairly nasty looking fracture of the lower pole of the patella following a fall from a height onto a flexed knee. Lots of soft tissue swelling!

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Case information

rID: 73654
Published: 17th Jan 2020
Last edited: 17th Jan 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: NHS Lothian

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