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Accessory patellar ossification

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Fall with direct impact on the knee

Patient Data

Age: 14 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

On the lateral film, there is a small separate area of ossification at the inferior pole of the patella.  This is an accessory patellar ossification center, rather than a fracture.

Case Discussion

An accessory patellar ossification center at the inferior pole of the patella.

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