Tripartite patella

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky


Fall, knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

The patella is fragmented but with smooth, well-corticated margins. 

Case Discussion

A tripartite patella is an anatomical variant. The well corticated, rounded edges of the fragments distinguish this from a patella fracture.

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Case information

rID: 17000
Published: 8th Mar 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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