Displaced Longitudinal Stress Fracture of the Patella

Silanpää, Petri J.; Paakkala, Antti; Paakkala, Timo; Toivanen, Jarmo
October 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;10/6/2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 13, p2344
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 19-year-old female floorball athlete with a chronic anterior knee pain. It says that at first she was diagnosed to have a normal patella but then, she was diagnosed with a displaced longitudinal patellar stress fracture due to continued training. It also discusses that displaced longitudinal patellar stress fractures typically happens in physically active persons, and recommends magnetic resonance imaging on persistent nonspecific anterior knee pain.


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