Comminuted Fracture of the Patella

The patella is a small bone located at the front of the knee that protects the knee and connects the front thigh muscles to the tibia (upper part of the leg). Comminuted fractures of the patella are commonly called by a direct blow, such as from a motor vehicle accident or a fall. Common symptoms include pain and swelling in the front of the knee, bruising, and an inability to straighten the knee or walk.

Potential Settlement Value

In 2005, the Court in Mason v Moore, [2005] OJ No 3799 awarded the injured person $90,000 for injuries that included a fracture of the patella.

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*Disclaimer: These illustrations should not be relied on as medically accurate. Always consult your healthcare
practitioner to better understand your injuries. In determining the potential settlement value of pain and
suffering awards, many factors need to be considered. The awards given as examples are specific to a particular
set of facts. Always consult your legal representative for a more accurate assessment of your specific case.