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Patellar Fractures (Broken Kneecap) – Things You Need to Know

What Is a Patellar Fracture?

A patellar fracture is an injury that occurs when the kneecap or patella is broken. This is a small bone located at the front of the knee. The part works as a shield to protect the knee joint against pressure and collision, making it more prone to fracture when you fall directly on the knee or hit this area against a hard surface. In most cases, a patellar fracture is a serious problem that can affect your ability to walk or straighten the knee. [1]