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what is a partial separation of the patella

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: The patellar tendon connects the knee cap to the tibia. Without your patella tendon, you can not straighten your knee and it would be difficult to wa ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Orthopedic procedure: Partial chondroplasty of the medial facet of the patella is an operation to repair the cartilage on the inside half of the kneecap.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Cluett
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chondroplasty: A chondroplasty means the cartilage is being smoothed out, and loose or unstable parts are removed. The patella is the kneecap, and the medial side i ... Read More
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Dr. Frank Kolisek
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Osteoarthritis: You have osteoarthritis of the patella which means you have lost some of the thickness of the articular cartilage which is like losing some of the "ri ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Muscle tear ?: Your injury may have involved more than an anterior cruciate ligament, and resulted in a torn muscle or ligament in the thigh, which may protrude visi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Try conservative rx: Seems like most of the damage is under the patella. If you have locking you might need arthroscopy, I would first try terminal extension excercises tr ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Recommended rehab: Patella subluxation/ dislocation rehab focuses on stregthening the surrounding muscles to compensate for ligament laxity. Most subl/ disloc occur late ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Clean up: See previous answer, but in general they tried to smooth out some worn cartilage under your knee cap. More options exist including using a brace, spe ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: That is a very good question and the best person to answer it for you is a physical therapist. I assume that you have seen an orthopedic surgeon and t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
See your doctor: Your symptoms involve multiple joints. There are several serious conditions that need to be evaluated for by physical exam and x-ray in order to help. ... Read More
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