[Patella partita in young athletes].

  title={[Patella partita in young athletes].},
  author={Koichi Kawano},
  journal={Nihon Seikeigeka Gakkai zasshi},
  volume={65 1},
In 119 young athletes (116 boys and 3 girls), 171 patellae partitae were reviewed. The incidence of patella partita was 20% in boys and 2.2% in girls involved in athletics, being significantly higher (37.1%) in boys between 8 to 10 years of age than in older boys. According to the radiographic study, most cases of patella partita developed before the age of… CONTINUE READING