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Cracked Kneecap Symptoms
I have a cracked kneecap that will not heal it's been over a year. Our there any options beside surgery? My dr. And I have been waiting and hoping
Unlikely to heal alo: Your other medical problems cause a problem with bone healing. The only 2 things that might work without surgery are prolotherapy , visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for info and a doctor , or to have magnetic field stimulation . Your ortho should be able to get that for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a cracked patella and have been in a brace for 4 weeks. I can now bend it well and am set on 70% on the brace. How long should I wear it for an?
See your ortho doc: Follow the advice of your treating orthopedist. Unable to give more detailed advice without actually performing an exam and evaluating x-rays. ...Read more
A fall caused a crack in my kneecap while out-of-town. I waited a week to see the doc. I have extreme muscle cramps in my thigh. Is that a concern?
It could be: The four muscles of the quadriceps the patella, the patellar tendon all the other soft tissues attaching to the patella , the tibial tuberosity form the extensor mechanism, so no surprise if you have some cramps in the leg. The spasm of those muscles could separate the fracture more and increase the injury. ...Read more
Always crack the joint at my kneecap to relieve tension because it feels tight. Sometimes it cracks involuntarily when I walk. Will it injured my knee?
No: If there is no pain, this will not injure your knee. The sound that occurs when "cracking" diarthrodial joints is thought to involve gas release from the synovial fluid inside the joint capsule. A bubble can actually be seen in a joint after cracking. Cracking is then impossible until the gas has redissolved. Kind of a science fun fact, but certainly no need to worry about injury. ...Read more
Is it possible to walk with a factured kneecap? What are the signs/symptoms? I don't have health insurance and can't afford a trip to the er.
Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem?
Knee pain: These are two very different problems.When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You could have problems flexing or extending your knee and certainly problems with going up and down steps. With an ACL injury,there is usually a sense of instability and a sense of the knees shifting.There's usually a sense of apprehension with activities ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Day after run lateral knee pops when i bend. Location is between pointy bone and kneecap. No pain during runs and do not have normal it band symptoms.
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes. One of the more common disorders that you already mentioned is itb syndrome, but as you mentioned that may have been ruled out. One example of nother potential cause is plica syndrome, which is an abnormal fibrous band in the knee that can cause pain and popping as you describe. Usually a very meticulous exam can determine the cause. Thank you. ...Read more
After blow to kneecap, cannot straighten knee or bear weight? X-rays normal, how to proceed? Other symptoms: blue lower leg, pain on both sides of knee, muscle spasms when aggravating knee
Usually dramatic: This is typically a painful, traumatic and debilitating injury. Initial symptoms would be pain in the front of the knee, diffuse swelling around the knee, and difficulty straightening the knee without assistance. Often the leg feels powerless and as if you are dragging it, because the powerful quad muscle in your thigh is no longer connected to the lower leg (tibia). Seek medical attention. ...Read more
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