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2013 | 8 | 2 | 172-175

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Symptomatic multipartite patella: imaging findings and pain relief. A description of two cases


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Musculoskeletal injuries in the non-elite athletes are a clinical entity that is being seen more frequently nowadays. The term “weekend warriors” applies to amateur participants in sports activities and is related to an increasing number of musculoskeletal injuries mainly due to overuse. Concomitant skeletal variations may as well predispose to trauma. We add to the literature two cases of multipartite patella in which locally injected ropivacaine (ropivacaine hydrochloride) and steroid (betamethasone acetate-betamethasone sodium phosphate) relieved the symptoms completely. Here, we describe the clinical, imaging features and the course of treatment.










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1 - 4 - 2013
23 - 1 - 2013


  • Department of Radiology, 412 General Military Hospital -212 Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Athens, Greece
  • Department of Emergency Medicine-Department of Anaesthesiology, 412 General Military Hospital -212 Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Athens, Greece


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