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What is the preferred method of splinting a fractured patella?

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Dr. Mark Galland answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Patellar fracture: Acutely, splint in full extension. As the fracture heals, you may allow more flexion slowly. If it requires surgical correction, ask for your surgeons protocol.

Answered 9/16/2013

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Bracing 6 weeks: Non displaced fractures are treated in a long leg brace in extension for approximately 6 weeks and then gradual bending is started along with physical therapy to rebuild your atrophied muscles.

Answered 4/24/2016

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How long after a fractured patella should I start rehab.

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