Discussion of Bipartite patella
- The bipartite patella, with the characteristic accessory ossification center at the superolateral pole.
- Prevalence of bipartite patella is approximately 2% of the population.
- The superolateral accessory ossification center of the patella is usually present by 12 years of age and may persist into adult life.
- Nine times more common in boys than girls
- Occurs bilaterally in about 43% of the cases.
- The bipartite patella is usually discovered incidentally in asymptomatic individuals.
- Only 2% of patients with bipartite patella experience symptoms.
- In a similar manner to painful, ununited fractures, the painful bipartite patella may require nonsurgical or surgical treatment.
 Imaging Findings for Bipartite patella
- May be radiographically confused with an acute patellar fracture.