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What are the biggest causes of fracture of knee cap ?

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Dr. Howard Luks
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Direct trauma...

Direct trauma, either from a fall or a car accident are the most common causes of a patella (knee-cap) fracture.

In brief: Direct trauma...

Direct trauma, either from a fall or a car accident are the most common causes of a patella (knee-cap) fracture.
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luks
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Trauma to the knee:

Direct injury to the kneecap will mostly result in a shattered bone (comminuted fx); a fall after catching your foot on something (indirect injury) will cause a transverse fx (mostly 2 fragments, maybe 3).

In brief: Trauma to the knee:

Direct injury to the kneecap will mostly result in a shattered bone (comminuted fx); a fall after catching your foot on something (indirect injury) will cause a transverse fx (mostly 2 fragments, maybe 3).
Dr. Tariq Niazi
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Patella fracture

Mechanism of injury is usually direct trauma.
Less common is eccentric pull from a fall, which may cause avulsion injury.

In brief: Patella fracture

Mechanism of injury is usually direct trauma.
Less common is eccentric pull from a fall, which may cause avulsion injury.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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In brief: Truama

Trauma the most come cause of injury fracture.

In brief: Truama

Trauma the most come cause of injury fracture.
Dr. Marshall Solomon
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