Fracture of Knee Cap / Knee Cap Fracture / Patella Fracture

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How can We Diagnose Fracture of Knee Cap?

A knee cap fracture can be diagnosed with the help of physical examination and diagnostic imaging techniques like x-ray and MRI.

► On examination, the doctor can feel the edges of the fracture through the skin, especially if the fracture is displaced. The doctor also checks for a swelling deep inside the joint (hemarthrosis) that is usually a result of bleeding caused by the fracture.

► X-rays showing the front and side views of the affected area are the most commonly available and widely used diagnostic technique.

► In some cases, MRI scans are required to view the extent of fracture.

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