A 50-year-old male asked:
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an mri revealed a fracture on the condyle of my femur. will it heal on it's own? what can i do to speed recovery? (knee swelling, lost quad strength)

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Presumably this is a nondisplaced fracture, otherwise your doctor likely would have recommended some type of intervention, so yes, a nondisplaced femoral condyle fracture will heal on its own. The primary keys to recovery are to work on strength and rom, which you should be able to start at 3 - 4 weeks. Your treating physician will know best as to the timing of your treatment.
Answered on Sep 4, 2013
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