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Where is the patella?

Where is the patella?

Kneecap: The patella is also called the kneecap. It's a small, roundish bone which is right at the front part of your knee - the part that sticks out the most. ...Read more

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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more


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Function of the patella?

Function of the patella?

Fulcrum for knee: Patella serves as a fulcrum for the quadriceps muscles to strengthen your ability to straighten your leg. Unfortunately, the shear forces are very high and the patella is prone to developing arthritis. ...Read more

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How to cure patella pain for a drummer?

Quad strengthening: The commonest cause for patellar pain is secondary to quadriceps weakness caused by some softening of the cartilage under the patella and it usually gets better with exercises in addition to rx of the underlying patellar /knee problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and risk of floating patellas?

What are the symptoms and risk of floating patellas?

Patellar pain.: Unstable patellae could give you pain around the kneecaps. It can also give you a sense of instability, or it feels like the knee is "giving out" on you. See a sports medicine specialist, who will probably recommend physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is patella plica syndrome?

Inflammed tissue.: It is a n inflammation of the band of tissue called the plica.It runs along the front/inner side of your knee, and can mimic minicscal tear symptoms. ...Read more

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How to treat a damaged patella?

How to treat a damaged patella?

Depends: A fractured patella is frequently treated with surgical fixation. An unstable or dislocating patella can be treated with a brace the first time but may also require surgery with recurrence. Cartilage damage or patella arthritis is usually treated with an exercise program of quad strength and hamstring stretching. Resurfacing is reserved for terrible cases or older patients. ...Read more

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How long for a broken patella to heal ?

How long for a broken patella to heal
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Healing is different: Healing is different in petella , is sesmoid bone buried in a tendon , unlike normal bone heals by fibrosis which takes longer time , some need surgical removal of smaller fragment . Speak to your orthopedic surgeon, also possible you may have other associated injuries to the ligaments of knee ...Read more

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Why does my patella make crunching sounds?

Arthritis: Usually a form of arthritis known as chondromalacea patella-cmp. Rough surface on the undersurface of the knee cap and the groove it glides in. ...Read more

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