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 years
Gender: Male

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

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

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Case information

rID: 16545
Published: 27th Jan 2012
Last edited: 15th Sep 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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