Patellar fracture

Case contributed by Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz Qureshi
Diagnosis certain


Fall from bicycle

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Vertically oriented fracture through the lateral aspect of the patella.

Case Discussion

Vertically-oriented patellar fractures are uncommon. They are usually not seen on the lateral view and therefore a skyline view can be helpful in making the diagnosis.

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