A 22-year-old male asked:
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i've had a fractured knee cap for over a year. my doctor doesn't know what to do. i'm in excruciating pain! help?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Orthopod: If your doctor doesn't know what to do I am concerned that it is not broken either. You should be seen by an orthopd.
Answered on Jul 10, 2012
Dr. Clive Segil
58 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Act immediatley: Find a good orthopaedic surgeon soon.
Answered on Jul 10, 2012

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