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How can you fix a broken knee?

How can you fix a broken knee?

Depends: It depends on the level and nature of the fracture. If it's a complicated fracture, it may need to be surgically repaired. If it is not, then one may be placed in a cast. Your orthopedic specialist should be able to give you a plan of action. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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How can you repair a broken knee?

How can you repair a broken knee?

Depends what's broken: Fractures may require plates and screws.
Meniscus tears may require suture repair.
Ligaments may require reconstruction or repair. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken knee?

How long will it take to heal a broken knee?

About 3 months: When you say "knee", that could be many types of fractures. If it is a tibial plateau fracture (a fracture of the top part of the tibia), those fractures generally heal in about three months. The healing time can be affected by the health of the patient (smokers and diabetics tend to heal more slowly). Also, the severity of the fracture can impact the healing time. 10-12 weeks is a good estimate. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken knee to heal?

How long does it take for a broken knee to heal?

About 6 weeks: It depends on the bone in the knee that is broken but figure about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I've got a broken knee more that 3 months ago' I took 15 sessions of physicaltherapy. But still I'm still in pain, and still it doesn't bend well.

I've got a broken knee more that 3 months ago' I took 15 sessions of physicaltherapy. But still I'm still in pain, and still it doesn't bend well.

You question can-: -only B answered by Ur orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with Ur situation. There R so many things that can B called"knee fracture that there R books written on this subject. Can B anything: tibial plateau, patella, femur& any combination of all the above. ...Read more

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How bad does a broken knee cap usually hurt?

How bad does a broken knee cap usually hurt?

Several weeks: It is unusual to break a kneecap - this type of injury takes a long time to heal enough to relieve pain. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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How to know if I have got a broken knee and toes?

How to know if I have got a broken knee and toes?

Have x-rays taken: Go see a doctor and have x-rays taken to rule out fracture. ...Read more

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Can there be any method to reduce pain in a broken knee cap?

Can there be any method to reduce pain in a broken knee cap?

See a doctor: First, if you have a "broken" or fractured knee cap, then you should be under the care of an orthopaedic surgeon and asking your doctor is the right thing to do. Having said that, rest, ice, and a knee immobilizer can be helpful. Also, over the counter medications such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or aleve can all provide some pain relief. ...Read more

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Can I walk with a broken knee cap?

Can I walk with a broken knee cap?

Fracture: You can depending on the severity of the fracture. If the fragments are displaced you will need surgery. Check with your local orthopedist. ...Read more

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What are the differences between knee sprian, ligament tear, and broken knee?

What are the differences between knee sprian, ligament tear, and broken knee?

See below: A sprain is a stretch injury to a ligament.
A tear is a separation of the ligaments fibers.
A broken knee is when the bone is damaged and there is a separation between the ends or and internal disruption of the cells but not a separation of the ends (a stress fracture.). ...Read more

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For elderly man, what is usual Tx procedure for a broken knee cap and usual prognosis?

For elderly man, what is usual Tx procedure for a broken knee cap and usual prognosis?

Too many variables-: -to give a specific answer. Such as 2 pieces, transverse, comminuted & # of fragments, quality of bone, open or closed. High or low velocity injury. Also many co-morbidities add to poor healing: diabetes, thyroid R a couple. obesity also. Each presents one with the question how best to treat this, open, closed & cast, if open what 2 use, pins, wires, both, screws or all 3. each case is different. ...Read more

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Are there physical therapy activities you can do at home to heal a broken knee?

Are there physical therapy activities you can do at home to heal a broken knee?

Time, rest: Bones heal on their own given enough time and rest. Physical therapy can be useful after the bones heal to regain mobility, range of motion, strength, etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me if how bad does it have to be to have crutches and cast on a broken knee cap?

Please tell me if how bad does it have to be to have crutches and cast on a broken knee cap?

Routine: Some use a cast and others use a brace. Most fractures have to be immobilized so they do not seperate when u try to walk. I usually let people walk ASAP as long as the knee is kept straight in a brace. As healing occurs I let them start slowly moving the knee ...Read more

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What are the criteria for being put in a SNF and can a SNF become a permanent residence? Dementia pt. W/broken knee cap to be put LTC at SNF.

What are the criteria for being put in a SNF and can a SNF become a permanent residence? Dementia pt. W/broken knee cap to be put LTC at SNF.

Ask director: States vary a bit, but the Dir of the SNF can tell you in detail. Yes, it can be permanent if that is the 'best' decision. The staff who handle admissions will be knowledgeable and help w/ this. Shop around if possible for a place that's a good fit for him. ...Read more

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What can a doctor do to fix a broken knee cap?

ORIF: O.R.I.F. Or open reduction and internal fixation is when an orthopedic surgeon identifies the fracture fragments (with open surgery), then places the pieces back in their anatomic positions (reduction) and then holds the pieces in place with various devices (screws, plates, wires) - - - (internal fixation).

This is often the preferred treatment for displaced patella or kneecap fractures. ...Read more

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Please tell me will I have to have a cast on broken knee cap?

Please tell me will I have to have a cast on broken knee cap?

Usually not.: You may need a hinged brace, or some other type of immobilizer, but usually not a cast. Check with the doctor who is taking care of you, the see what his/her preference is. ...Read more

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What is more painful, a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

What is more painful, a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

Broken knee cap: Achilles tendon rupture often do not hurt much and can easily be overlooked.

A broken bone e.g. Knee cap hurts much more and will cause your leg to buckle painfully when you attempt to put weight on it. ...Read more

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Which would be more painful: a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

Which would be more painful: a broken knee cap or a torn Achilles tendon?

??: Everyone perceives pain and injuries differently. These are both horribly painful, terrible injuries. If I had to guess I would say kneecap, but I know they are both very painful. ...Read more

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Elderly pt w/broken knee cap. Sleeping excessively at SNF. Can use of pain killers cause excessive sleep? If so, what kind of pain killers are it?

Elderly pt w/broken knee cap. Sleeping excessively at SNF. Can use of pain killers cause excessive sleep? If so, what kind of pain killers are it?

Pain relievers: There are several common types of pain killers, ranging from acetaminophen/paracetamol to NSAIDs to tramadol to opioids. Side effects of the last 2 include sedation & sleepiness. Plus death in overdose. Acetaminophen can be bad for liver in excess while NSAIDs are worrisome for kidney disease & stomach ulcers. Best to discuss w/patient's doctor. ...Read more

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Elderly dementia pt had broken knee cap surgery 3 weeks ago. Found walking a little w/no walk aid. Is it possible? Would there still be pain? Aware?

Elderly dementia pt had broken knee cap surgery 3 weeks ago. Found walking a little w/no walk aid. Is it possible? Would there still be pain? Aware?

Possible: The knee cap is not load bearing. If you really want to make sure everything is ok, call he surgeon and ask about weight bearing status. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Elderly dementia pt not excessively sleeping prior to going to a SNF but now is. Reasons? Had surgery for broken knee cap. On pain killers.

Elderly dementia pt not excessively sleeping prior to going to a SNF but now is. Reasons? Had surgery for broken knee cap. On pain killers.

Discuss w/attending: Chat w/attending physician & express your concerns about change in status. Review medications looking for ones that show up on Beers list (https://www. Scanhealthplan. Com/media/1743/printablebeerspocketcard. Pdf) - excess opioids can cause confusion & sedation. Review labs. Since knee caps don't typically break spontaneously but as result of trauma, consider repeat head CT for subdural hematoma ...Read more

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Motorcycle accident. I flew and my knee and wrist bore the most impact. A doctor took a CT scan of my leg, said nothing broken. Knee cap tingles?

Motorcycle accident. I flew and my knee and wrist bore the most impact. A doctor took a CT scan of my leg, said nothing broken. Knee cap tingles?

Trauma: If you are still having pain or tingling in your knee you need to see an Ortho and have an MRI done of the knee to make sure there are no torn ligaments or cartilage that would be missed on a CT. Good luck ...Read more

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Hello, I want to ask that I perform vajrasana yoga is there any harm in that I read somewhere that its not good for knees so what precaution taken?

Hello, I want to ask that I perform vajrasana yoga is there any harm in that I read somewhere that its not good for knees so what precaution taken?

Any type of yoga: Is best learned and practiced w/the help of a qualified teacher, especially at first. Guideline #1 is to protect /adapt as needed for your well being. Hatha yoga might be a good place to start. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do my knees sounds everytime I do lunges? It doe not hurt and it can't be result of a sedentary life because I do running and yoga 4 times a week

Why do my knees sounds everytime I do lunges? It doe not hurt and it can't be result of a sedentary life because I do running and yoga 4 times a week

Patella Tracking: Without an exam of your lower extremities, one cannot with certainty say the cause of the cracking. But my first thought would be a patella tracking problem and/or some asymptomatic chondromalacia patella. If you are concerned you should have a sport's doc or physical therapist evaluated your knee and look at the patellar alignment. ...Read more