Broken kneecap - aftercarePatella fracture
A broken kneecap occurs when the small round bone (patella) that sits over the front of your knee joint breaks.
Sometimes when a broken kneecap occurs, the patellar or quadriceps tendon can also tear. The patella and quadriceps tendon connects the big muscle in the front of your thigh to your knee joint.
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