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How Long Will A Broken Patella Take To Fully Heal
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
For a broken patella, how long would an elderly patient be expected to be on pain killers? Patient has been on pain killers for a month now.
How long will a hairline fractured patella(knee cap) normally take to heal and what do I do to speed up the process?
6-8 weeks: A fracture usually takes 6-8 weeks to heal, but there are many factors that can slow this down. Smoking, use of certain medications and excessive motion can all slow down the process. Nothing you can eat or srink will speed the process, but quitting smoking, avoiding Ibuprofen or Naproxen and proper immobility will help maximize healing. ...Read more
Depends on what your: Orthopod advises, so check with him. Is it healed or is it recently broken? One loses the thigh muscles very quickly if knee joint is immobilized for any length of time, so you'll definitely need intensive pt to exercise the weakened muscles back to normal strength. It can 2-3 months. Good luck. ...Read more
Motion once healing: Once the patella is stable or healed enough to allow for active motion, your surgeon will want you to begin moving your knee and mobilizing the patella to alleviate the development of knee stiffness. You may be able to walk with the knee locked straight (in a brace), but your surgeon will be the one to make theis determination. ...Read more
Elder man had surgery for broken patella. Transferred to a care/rehab facility. What will they do for him, length of time, and purpose of stay?
Fell on right knee on 02/02/14 X-ray showed broken patella. Mri on 02/09 showed large hematoma. On warfarin for prothestic aortic valve what can I do?
Basic option.: If the fracture is together and the pieces are not separated then a long leg knee brace can be used to let the fracture heals over six weeks. With the blood in the knee joint, which is the hematoma, from the broken kneecap, if it is a very swollen it can be drained and that fluid pressure can be reduced. I would also use gentle compression and intermittent ice. Discuss this further with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For fractured patella, on average how long expected to be on pain killers, dosage, and what is possibility of addiction? Kind of pain killers used?
I have a fractured patella, the ER dr. Said to see ortho asap. I have an apt. Tomorrow morning. What should I expect? Do you want to see xray?
Quads not firing and knee swollen and I have a limp 4 months after fractured patella, no surgery needed just cast.
Quads not firing: Does that me you cannot extend you leg? Kick your foot straight out in front of you from the hip with a leg straight and hold it up? Patellar fractures may be associated with patellar tendon rupture and if you had this your knee would feel less stable and swell and you would not be able to extend your leg. ...Read more
Had motorcycle accident fractured patella (repaired with wire). Now 5 years later i have Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), accident worsen FAI?
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6 wks: Without knowing what you had done it is hard to say for sure. Did you have a broken patella repaired? If so roughly 6 weeks for bone the heal then maybe another 6 or so weeks of therapy. ...Read more
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