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J Pediatr Orthop. 1990 Jan-Feb;10(1):69-73.

Bipartite patella in the adolescent: results of surgical excision.

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Department of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905.


We evaluated the results of excision of the fragment in 16 patients with symptomatic bipartite patellae. In nine, the pain began following trauma; in seven, the onset was insidious. The pain was aggravated by activity in all patients. The average age at surgery was 14 years, 6 months, and the average postoperative follow-up was 7 years. Fifteen of the patients were markedly improved; one was not.

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