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Traumatic Separation of Bipartite Patella Underlying Gout
J Trauma Inj 2018;31(3):189-193
Published online December 31, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Society of Trauma.

Eun Seok Choi, M.D., Ph.D.1, Jae Ang Sim, M.D., Ph.D.2, Jae Yun Go, M.D.2, Young Gon Na, M.D.2

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea
Correspondence to: Young Gon Na, M.D.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, 21 Namdong-daero 774beon-gil, Namdong-gu, Incheon 21565, Korea
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Received July 23, 2018; Revised October 9, 2018; Accepted October 14, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Gouty arthritis is a common crystal arthropathy, but gout tophus in the bipartite patella is a rare condition. This report presented a traumatic separation of bipartite patellar fragment caused by mild trauma in a patient with comorbid gout. When a patient with bipartite patella and underlying gouty arthritis complains of pain after trauma, clinical suspicion is needed about fragment separation of the bipartite patella.
Keywords : Patella; Gout; Injuries

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