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New variant of bipartite patella with traumatic separation and complete disruption of the extensor mechanism of the knee
  1. Kiran Kumar Naikoti and
  2. Raghuram Thonse
  1. Trauma and Orthopaedics, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Chester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mr Kiran Kumar Naikoti; drkiran16{at}yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Very few case reports have been reported on traumatic separation of the bipartite patella along with quadriceps tendon rupture. These reports relate to separation of superolateral bipartite patella (Saupe type 3). We describe a new variant which to our knowledge has not been described or classified so far, which is purely a superior bipartite patella with traumatic separation and complete functional disruption of the extensor mechanism of the knee in a young patient working in the army which was managed with open reduction and internal fixation along with repair of the extensor mechanism of the knee achieving complete functional recovery.

  • knee injuries
  • orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • tendon rupture

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Footnotes

  • Contributors RT and KKN have conceived the idea of writing this rare case report. KKN has written the manuscript with the guidance of RT.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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