Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease (old)

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Degenerative joint disease. History of recurrent pain at the patellar apex since childhood.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Female

Small ossicle within the patellar ligament near the apex.

Case Discussion

This finding in adults is usually indicative of a healed traction apophysitis of the patellar apex (Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease).

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Case information

rID: 20448
Case created: 20th Nov 2012
Last edited: 10th Oct 2015
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