What are knee fractures?

Also known as: kneecap fractures, patella fractures, patellar fractures, broken knee.

A knee fracture is a broken bone in or around the knee joint. This can involve the kneecap (patella), or the tibia (shin bone) or femur (thighbone) where they join with the knee.


Reviewed by: Annie L Casta, MD

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