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patella fracture rehab protocol

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends : Depends on how bad and what type of fx it was and what if anything was done to fix it.
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Dr. Zubin Khubchandani
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 wks usually: 6 wks for pretty good healing to begin range of motion exercises assuming the fracture remained in good position. 12 wks for full healing.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Rehab: Typically one undergoes a program to decrease pain and swelling with ultrasound and electric stim exercises to regain full motion in the surrounding j ... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
23 years experience Family Medicine
Deconditioning/nerve: Most likely deconditioning or possibly nerve damage from nearby fracture.
Dr. Tapan Joshi
27 years experience Pain Management
Deconditioning: Deconditioning.
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Sounds like: You need a complete workup. See your family doc and ortho guy and neurosurgeon.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
36 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Typically 3 days/wk: Rehabilitation plays a vital role in getting you back to your daily activities. Keeping your leg immobilized in a cast can result in knee stiffness an ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need to be casted --: As these transverse fx easily become displaced with some sort of immobilization. Surgical fixation with screws or wires are the other methods of treat ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Immobilize: Treatment begins with a long leg knee immobilizer. If displaced, you need to surgically stabilize the fracture after lining it back up and then immob ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
13 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably surgery: Depending the displacement, most of them are, you'll likely require surgery to repair your extensor mechanism. Sometimes, if the soft tissue envelope ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to say: the question is impossible to answer.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See an orthopedic: surgeon and get their opinion.
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