Bipartite patella

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[edit] Discussion of Bipartite patella

  • The bipartite patella, with the characteristic accessory ossification center at the superolateral pole.
  • Prevalence of bipartite patella is approximately 2% of the population.
  • The superolateral accessory ossification center of the patella is usually present by 12 years of age and may persist into adult life.
  • Nine times more common in boys than girls
  • Occurs bilaterally in about 43% of the cases.
  • The bipartite patella is usually discovered incidentally in asymptomatic individuals.
  • Only 2% of patients with bipartite patella experience symptoms.
  • In a similar manner to painful, ununited fractures, the painful bipartite patella may require nonsurgical or surgical treatment.

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