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Fracture of Knee Cap / Knee Cap Fracture / Patella Fracture

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What are the Causes of Fracture of Knee Cap?

The knee cap can be fractured due to -

A direct blow, such as a collision with dashboard in a motor vehicle accident.

A fall on a flexed knee or forceful quadriceps contraction, such as with stumbling or falling.

Chronic stress to the knee.

Pathologic conditions or chronic infections can lead to fractures.

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