Vertical fracture of patella

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Trauma

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Vertically oriented fracture of the patella, seen clearly on the AP and skyline views.

Case Discussion

Vertical fractures of the patella are rare. They are often not visible on the lateral view and a skyline view may, therefore, be of aid in diagnosis.

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