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Patella distal pole avulsion secondary to osteomyelitis in a healthy adult.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23827281     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primary haematogenous patella osteomyelitis in an adult is a rare condition. Cases published in the literature relate predominantly to the paediatric population or are associated with risk factors such as intravenous drug abuse, human immunodeficiency virus and penetrating trauma. The rarity of this condition and its atypical presentation should be borne in mind while treating a patient with anterior knee pain. It is crucial to evaluate radiography of diagnostic quality carefully.
V Voon; H Arshad; B Davis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England     Volume:  95     ISSN:  1478-7083     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-05     Completed Date:  2013-09-13     Revised Date:  2014-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506860     Medline TA:  Ann R Coll Surg Engl     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e58-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Fractures, Bone / etiology*,  radiography
Incidental Findings
Osteomyelitis / complications*,  radiography
Patella / injuries*,  radiography
Staphylococcal Infections / complications*
Staphylococcus aureus

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