Tripartite patella

Case contributed by Dr Servet Kahveci

Presentation

Knee pain, no trauma

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Right knee

Incidental tripartite patella, an anatomic variant.

Case Discussion

Tripartite patella is often asymptomatic and most commonly diagnosed as an incidental finding. The well corticated, unfused ossification centers mostly located at at the superolateral aspect of the patella.

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Case information

rID: 81730
Published: 19th Sep 2020
Last edited: 19th Sep 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Sevgi Private Hospital

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