A 38-year-old male asked:
7 yr ago lower distal pole fracture patella. 3 years ago wire removed (broke). kneeling on that knee is very uncomfortable or painful. normal?
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Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
No: Not normal, but not unusual. You have probably developed some degree of post-traumatic arthritis in the under surface of your patella, otherwise known as chondromalacia. Don't hesitate to be seen if you are having a lot of trouble with it.
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