Double-layered patella in multiple epiphyseal dysplasia: a valuable clue in the diagnosis

J Pediatr Orthop. 1998 Jan-Feb;18(1):123-8.


Bilateral double-layered patella, a form of partite patella consisting of anterior and posterior components, was diagnosed in three children with multiple epiphyseal dysplasia. The literature on double-layered patella, its relationship to multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, radiographic findings, and clinical implications are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osteochondrodysplasias / diagnosis*
  • Patella / abnormalities*
  • Patella / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography