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A 64-year-old female asked:

How long does it take knee swelling to go when cast comes off for patella fracture?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Days to weeks: It can take days to weeks for the swelling to resolve, but as long as your x-rays show progressive healing of the fracture, then you should see progressive improvement of the swelling. Try elevating the knee when you are at rest, and you could also try an ace wrap.
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Last updated Nov 7, 2013


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