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What is the preferred method of splinting a fractured patella?

What is the preferred method of splinting a fractured patella?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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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?

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?

It depends: Most people don't readily get addicted to opioids at sixty and older. Hard to teach an old dog new tricks as the saying goes. They have side effects though so I would want you off of them in a week or so. If pain continues to be an issue always ask about other options. ...Read more

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How long after a fractured patella should I start rehab.

How long after a fractured patella should I start rehab.

Depends : Depends on how bad and what type of fx it was and what if anything was done to fix it. ...Read more

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Recent fractured patella. Severe allergies to opiates. Suggestions?

Recent fractured patella. Severe allergies to opiates. Suggestions?

Nerve block: Are you talking about surgery or ongoing pain? For surgery: spinal or epidural. If not ask for IV acetaminophen. For daily management: motrin, tylenol. ...Read more

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How long will a hairline fractured patella(knee cap) normally take to heal and what do I do to speed up the process?

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

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How long does it take for a fractured patella to heal?

How long does it take for a fractured patella to heal?

Varies: It varies somewhat on the nature of the fracture, but usually about 6-8weeks. Also, x-rays will show when it heals as well. ...Read more

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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?

Depends: A displaced fracture (where the bone fragments are separated) of the patella usually requires surgery. If the fragments are not displaced, then a cast or brace may ybe used. ...Read more

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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

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What is the difference between a bruised knee cap and fractured one?

Knee cap: A bruised kneecap is generally less damaged than one that is fractured. Remember, there is a continuum of energy that can go across the patella, from small to large, thus the spectrum of possible injury. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

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