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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: Surfdad on February 04, 2009, 01:00:24 AM

Title: Remove part of Patella?
Post by: Surfdad on February 04, 2009, 01:00:24 AM
Hello all,  My 12 year old son had x-rays that show his patella is made out of two pieces , a large one and a small one (10% of total size) connected with cartilge.  Sounds better than a cracked Patella (What we suspected when he fell and was in pain when playing sports).  Doc wants to remove the small piece alltogether, claims it is a developmental deformity.  I could not find any advice online about such a deformity or the stats about treating it with surgery on a 12 year old boy.  Can anyone point me to some resources so I can make a better informed decision?  Many Thanks.
Title: Re: Remove part of Patella?
Post by: plantgeek58 on February 04, 2009, 04:11:00 AM
Surfdad,
have you tried googling 'bipartite patella'? I found a lot of sites that way with good information.
Terre
Title: Re: Remove part of Patella?
Post by: Surfdad on February 05, 2009, 12:22:37 AM
Thanks, I'll try that and see what I get.

Surfdad