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A 10-year-old female presents to the emergency department complaining of anterior knee pain after a fall from her bicycle. Exam reveals ecchymosis and swelling over the patella and an extensor lag. Radiographs are shown in Figures A and B. What is the most appropriate next step in treatment?
Open reduction and suture fixation
Open reduction and internal fixation with plating and wire cerclage technique
Partial patellectomy and advancement of patellar tendon
Patellar tendon midsubstance rupture repair with nonabsorbable suture
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HPI - Fall on bent knee
Would you order further imaging in this patient?