A 32-year-old member asked:
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my friend is getting a knee cap removal surgery, can he still run without a knee cap?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes, after full recovery, a person can run after removal of the knee cap (patellectomy).
Answered on Nov 8, 2014

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