Periosteal sleeve avulsion fracture of the patella (and Osgood Schlatters disease)

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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Knee pain for 8 months. Footballer

Patient Data

Age: 14
Gender: Male

Focal cortical elevation at the lower pole of the patella with development of a vertical cleft.

Note minimal surrounding oedema suggesting injury is not "acute".  There is also oedema in the tibial apophysis consistant with co-existent Osgood Schlatter disease.

Case Discussion

Focal cortical elevation at the lower pole of the patella with development of a vertical cleft (periosteal sleeve avulsion fracture). Note minimal surrounding oedema suggesting injury is not "acute".  There is also oedema in the tibial apophysis consistant with co-existent Osgood Schlatter disease.

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Case Information

rID: 16545
Case created: 27th Jan 2012
Last edited: 20th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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