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Offline Surfdad

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Remove part of Patella?
« 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.

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Re: Remove part of Patella?
« Reply #1 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
RK 7/04 part. m. menisc., plica resect., MF
    3/05 part. m. menisc., open OATS
    1/07 part l. menisc., MF, patellar chondroplasty
    9/08 MF
LK 11/04 & 8/06 part m. menisc.
     7/07 LR, patellar tendon debrid., part m. menisc.

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Re: Remove part of Patella?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 12:22:37 AM »
Thanks, I'll try that and see what I get.

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