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Traumatic separation of an uncommon bipartite patella type: a case report

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The authors report about a case of traumatic separation of a horizontally bipartite patella in a young female soccer player. Unspecific anterior knee pain preceded the fracture, which had occurred after an inadequate trauma. Open reduction and osteosynthesis led to bony union with an excellent clinical outcome at follow-up.

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Tauber, M., Matis, N. & Resch, H. Traumatic separation of an uncommon bipartite patella type: a case report. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthr 15, 83–87 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-006-0107-9

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  • Bipartite patella
  • Traumatic separation
  • Tension banding
  • Bony union