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Hello doctor , i'm 31 years old male who just got into a car accident where i fractured my right patella , an open reduction surgery was done using k ?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Common: That is a common surgery done for a displaced patella fracture. Usually two k-wires are inserted across the reduced fracture and the a wire is passed in a figure of eight fashion to pull and hold the pieces together. Usually heals well over a 6-8 week period.

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