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Pain in the knee associated with osteoporosis of the patella.
  1. M Corbett,
  2. J R Colston,
  3. A K Tucker


    Four patients, all of whom complained of pain in the knee, were found to have radiological evidence of osteoporosis particularly marked in the patella. In 3 a neurological lesion at the appropriate spinal segment was present, and the fourth patient, who was frankly hysterical, had an autonomic disturbance. If radiological porosis is isolated to the patella a distant cause such as nerve irritation should be sought.

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