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Patella Fracture

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by Cresse M

(Broken Kneecap; Fracture, Patella; Kneecap Fracture; Patellar Fracture)


Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your risk of a patella fracture include:


To help reduce your chance of a patella fracture:


American Physical Therapy Association

Ortho Info—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons



Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation



Henry P, Panwitz B, et al. Rehabilitation of a post-surgical patella fracture. Physiotherapy. 2000;86:139-142.

Patellar (kneecap) fractures. American Academy of Orthopaedics website. Available at: Updated March 2010. Accessed August 25, 2014.

Stress fractures. The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine website. Available at: Accessed August 25, 2014.

Tay G, Warrier S, et al. Indirect patella fractures following ACL reconstruction. Acta Orthopaedica. 2006;77:494-500.


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