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Double Patella Syndrome Following Hoffa's Fat Pad Lesion

Aakash Karthick

Keywords : Double patella, Extensor mechanism of knee, Hoffa's fat pad lesion, Patella duplication

Citation Information : Karthick A. Double Patella Syndrome Following Hoffa's Fat Pad Lesion. 2019; 1 (1):35-37.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10079-1006

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Patellar duplication is a rare asymptomatic condition. The diagnosis is often made following a traumatic event associated with an injury to the knee extensor mechanism. The treatment is often surgical and consists of removal of the smaller part of the patella with tendon reinsertion; the case presented here did not have a sleeve avulsion fracture of patella but still developed a osseous lesion resembling patella. The possible theory for this finding could be due to a hematoma formation in Hoffa's fat pad that could have been calcified, then later ossified. This case is being report due to its rare occurrence.

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