Bilateral Transverse Patellar Fracture due to a Simple Fall

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Published: 2022-06-06

Page: 55-57


Hayri Ramadan

University of Health Sciences, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Dilber Üçöz Kocaşaban

University of Health Sciences, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Sertaç Güler *

University of Health Sciences, Ankara Training and Research Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Patella is the largest sesamoid bone in the body and is involved in the knee extensor mechanism. Isolated bilateral patellar fractures after trauma are very rare and often associated with systemic conditions such as osteoporosis, hyperparathyroidism, and kidney failure. In addition, traumas associated with patellar fracture often include high-energy mechanism such as motor-vehicle accidents. The incidence in men is almost twice that in women. We have presented a 46-year-old female patient with bilateral traumatic patellar fracture. The patient did not have any systemic disease and the mechanism of trauma was a simple fall. The patient was diagnosed in the emergency department and was hospitalized for orthopedic surgery.

Keywords: Bone fracture, emergency department, knee injuries, patella, trauma (MeSH Database)


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Ramadan, H., Kocaşaban, D. Üçöz, & Güler, S. (2022). Bilateral Transverse Patellar Fracture due to a Simple Fall. Asian Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4(1), 55–57. Retrieved from https://globalpresshub.com/index.php/AJMCR/article/view/1610

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