bipartite patella


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bipartite patella

The developing patella that matures from two centers rather than one. This usually congenital condition causes no symptoms but may be mistaken for a fracture.
See also: patella
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3] Although bipartite patella is usually asymptomatic, it can become painful following overuse or injury.
Most patients with symptomatic bipartite patella respond well to conservative treatment (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, bracing, and physiotherapy to strengthen the quadriceps and hamstring muscles).
Painful bipartite patella secondary to a gouty tophus was first reported by Hiroyuki Enomoto in 2006.
We concluded that tophi around the bipartite patella should be treated by a combination of surgical excision and uricosuric agents to prevent deposition causing recurrence of gouty attacks and to preserve the second part of patella as much as possible.