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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