Edward R. Floyd, M.S., Kari L. Falaas, B.S., Gregory B. Carlson, M.D., Jill Monson, P.T., O.C.S., and Robert F. LaPrade, M.D., Ph.D.


A bipartite patella usually presents as an incidentalfinding on radiographs because most cases are asymp-tomatic. However, some patients may present with pain and functional limitations. Conservative treatment is sufficient toresolve symptoms in most cases; however, a small minority of patients may require surgical management. Recent studieshave reported excellent results with an arthroscopic approach. This Technical Note details our procedure for treating asymptomatic bipartite patella that has not resolved with conservative care.

You can read the study here: Arthroscopic Excision of Bipartite Patella

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