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If I have my patella removed will I still be able to walk without a problem in the future?

If I have my patella removed will I still be able to walk without a problem in the future?

It depends: The removal of the patella called patellectomy is a rare operation and has consequences for walking and other activities. Removal of the patella deceases the knees ability to function including affecting walking distance and speed. It also makes kneeling and stairs more difficult. Even with aggressive rehabilitation there is persistent weakness of the quadriceps mechanism that is permanent. ...Read more

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I'm having a patella dislocation. It's been two weeks now and in pain. When can I start my therapy sessions as I'm not able to walk at all?

I'm having a patella dislocation. It's been two weeks now and in pain. When can I start my therapy sessions as I'm not able to walk at all?

Let me explain: After dislocated patella, usually we apply brace on the leg to let the soft tissue injury heal, the leg have to be straight in the brace. Usually we allow partial to full weight bearing as tolerated. You could your pt in the brace and continue on.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Could someone possibly fracture your leg and still be able to walk?

Could someone possibly fracture your leg and still be able to walk?

Fracture disability: Yes, it is possible. When there is a nondisplaced fracture, there may be pain, but walking can be tolerated often with a limp. So it's important to have any fracture or potential fracture evaluated. ...Read more

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I have had my right leg sprained a month ago and now Iam able to walk but I still got a bump on outer angle l ankle. If I walk it is getting more red?

I have had my right leg sprained a month ago and now Iam able to walk but I still got a bump on outer angle l ankle. If I walk it is getting more red?

Residual swelling: Sometimes because of the soft tissue trauma there is residual swelling left over (the damaged tissues separate easier & retain fluid).Thus you may require additional wrapping &/or leg elevation for resolution of this edema. I would recommend you see a Podiatrist or Sports Medicine MD. They may recommend additional Physical Therapy for ankle proprioception exercising & edema massage. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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Hi! I just recently sprained my ankle while running about 12 days ago... I am able to walk on it while limping and I still have very bad brusing and swelling. The brusing comes all the way up my leg. I'm a nurse and need to go back to work. I'm also a run

Hi! I just recently sprained my ankle while running about 12 days ago... I am able to walk on it while limping and I still have very bad brusing and swelling. The brusing comes all the way up my leg. I'm a nurse and need to go back to work. I'm also a run

Not Good.: If you were attending to the ankle in the RICE fashion as well as protecting it form unnecessary stress, your ankle would probably not be exhibiting the signs of an acutely sprained ankle after twelve days. The edema is consistent with an unstable ankle sprain and needs at least cam walker type immobilization, at least. If this was a self diagnosed sprain, you need to have a doctor examine it. ...Read more

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Hello. I fractured my kneecap. It is not displaced so surgery is not required. I was put in splint. The next day, I wasn't in pain much and was able to walk without crutches. Is it ok to put a little weight on it so soon? Or should I stay off of that leg?

Hello. I fractured my kneecap. It is not displaced so surgery is not required. I was put in splint. The next day, I wasn't in pain much and was able to walk without crutches. Is it ok to put a little weight on it so soon? Or should I stay off of that leg?

Fractures and motion: This question needs to be directed to your treating physician. They probably gave you directions not to put any weight on your leg. Usually, a non-displaced fracture will heal in 6-8 weeks if you have immobilized the fracture in a brace or splint. However, it depends on the type of fracture. Call your doctor and see below. Good luck.
http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=A0052 ...Read more

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Had tkr then patella subluxed. Revision month later subluxed. On occ turn walk feels out line. What problem and plan?

Had tkr then patella subluxed. Revision month later subluxed. On occ turn walk feels out line. What problem and plan?

Knee pain: It is not clear why you are having complications from your surgery. Followup with your orthopedic surgeon, get an MRI if necessary and seek out a second opinion. ...Read more

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Had a benign tumor removed near my patella twenty years ago. Hurts if walk up hill or pull something. What could be going on?

Had a benign tumor removed near my patella twenty years ago. Hurts if walk up hill or pull something. What could be going on?

See a doctor: Walking up & down requires bending of the knee. It may indicate damage to the cartilage of the patella or the patellar tendon. You need evaluation by a doctor who may or may not order an xray or mri. ...Read more

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Pain and lump front of right knee after patella repair had steriod injections, still can not sit with knee bent and hurts to stand, walk. No help?

Painful hardware?: By your discription can't tell if you had repair of a fractured patella or ruptured patellar tendon. Either way it is possible to have pain and swelling related to a prominent screw or wire or perhaps non-resorbable suture. If not getting better repeat surgery not unresonable to explore area in question. ...Read more

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Dislocated patella popped back in but still sideways a little. Painful to walk and bend. Ice helps but not enough. Can't take antiinflammatory (on daypro (oxaprozin)?

Dislocated patella popped back in but still sideways a little. Painful to walk and bend. Ice helps but not enough. Can't take antiinflammatory (on daypro (oxaprozin)?

Patella dislocation: It's still sideways? Are you sure it's back (we say "reduced"). Patellar dislocations are usually easy to manage, but am x-ray is needed to properly asses it. If you didn't see a doc, do see one. Daypro is anti inflammatory and I would not add another. You can safely take Tylenol, (acetaminophen) but this really needs to be seen by a doc. ...Read more

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I got sevier pain back of leg at the bottom, I am not able to walk?

Leg pain: It is hard to make a diagnosis without proper history or examination. However, from your description this may need urgent attention. A deep venous thrombosis or clot inter calf veins can be a serious and sometimes fatal condition. Check with your doctor immediately for proper diagnosis and care. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Yesturday I fell on ice, and I fell hard on my right knee and scraped it. I'm able to walk and carry my weight but my leg feels weak. Is that okay?

Yesturday I fell on ice, and I fell hard on my right knee and scraped it. I'm able to walk and carry my weight but my leg feels weak. Is that okay?

Maybe: Falling hard on your knee may have caused filamentous damage or patella damage. Did the fall break the skin? If that occurred did you clean the area well to avoid infection. You need to see your physician at the first opportunity. ...Read more

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My mom age 44 is suffering from leg pain for the past 5 days. Initially she was able to walk but now she is suffering a lot to make one step. Wts d pm?

My mom age 44 is suffering from leg pain for the past 5 days. Initially she was able to walk but now she is suffering a lot to make one step. Wts d pm?

Many diagnoses: Your mother could be suffering from a multitude of ailments including arthritis, an infection in her joint or a muscle injury; however given the acuity of her symptoms it would be a good idea to make sure she does not have a fracture (stress fracture or complete). It would be advisable to have her visit her local physician or ortho surgeon for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I got a real bad tibia/fibula break and got a metal brace on my leg had it for three months how long before I probably be able to walk again?

I got a real bad tibia/fibula break and got a metal brace on my leg had it for three months how long before I probably be able to walk again?

See below: This depends on many factors including, previous and present health status, any coexisting medical problems, severity of the injury, diet, ability to heal, age and many other variables. Talk to you orthopedist for a better estimate. ...Read more

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6 month post GSV. I stood up from bed and felt faint with my right leg shaking it took a few seconds for it to go away and be able to walk. Lisinopril?

6 month post GSV. I stood up from bed and felt faint with my right leg shaking it took a few seconds for it to go away and be able to walk. Lisinopril?

? the lisinopril: Can have these side effects, rise slowly from bed or when lying down/sitting for a long time, if it persists, see your doctor about it, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Right leg has been feeling weird. Feels as if I’ve been sitting in it for too long (mildly though) foot feels cold but not to the touch. No discoloration, swelling or pain. Able to walk and move freely.?

Right leg has been feeling weird. Feels as if I’ve been sitting in it for too long (mildly though) foot feels cold but not to the touch. No discoloration, swelling or pain. Able to walk and move freely.?

Leg funny feeling: Suspect your assessment is correct. If you sit in front of computer in a chair that puts pressure under your legs you may be blocking blood flow to a nerve (s) that sense feeling in leg. Try getting up every 20 min and walking around a bit. ...Read more

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My mother has been suffering from parasaggital frontoparietal meningioma. Weekness is seen in the left leg not able to walk properly. What should we do?

My mother has been suffering from parasaggital frontoparietal meningioma. Weekness is seen in the left leg not able to walk properly. What should we do?

Neurosurgery eval: If the tumor is abutting the frontoparietal region, it likely is causing pressure on the underlying motor cortex that controls the left leg. Depending on the patient's age and medical condition as well as the size of the tumor, one should consider surgery to remove the tumor. Surgery is very efficacious in eliminating the tumor and frequently improves the symptoms. ...Read more

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Foot sore on top at "bend" between leg. Deep, dull pain close to ankle bone. No bruising/swelling. X-ray show no fractures. Able to walk, hop, etc?

Foot sore on top at "bend" between leg. Deep, dull pain close to ankle bone. No bruising/swelling. X-ray show no fractures. Able to walk, hop, etc?

Possibly impingement: The anterior ankle joint may become painful when the foot is excessively dorsiflexed during activity. The soft tissue or joint capsule becomes "pinched" between the tibia (leg) and the talus (foot) causing pain. X-rays will show no fracture due to only soft tissue involvement. Typically minimal swelling or bruising. ...Read more

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Have patella tendinopathy and currently treating with gtn and exercise but when I walk or exercise it causes swelling and pain after 12 weeks treating?

Have patella tendinopathy and currently treating with gtn and exercise but when I walk or exercise it causes swelling and pain after 12 weeks treating?

Patella Tendinitis: Options include nsaids (oral or topical), ice, brace use (chopat patellar tendon strap), and exercise modification. Specifically, eccentric or negative quad contractions have been shown to be particularly helpful. You could see a physical therapist to help you with all of this as well as try other modalities such as ultrasound. Prp and surgery are also options for failed conservative treatment. ...Read more

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How can the patella form for the newborns who walk before they crawl?

How can the patella form for the newborns who walk before they crawl?

No different: The ossification pattern of the patella is not different. It has a single ossification center and ossifies in a centrifugal pattern. ...Read more

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Patella dislocation how long does it take to walk after a patella dislocation? I can hardly move at all.

Patella dislocation how long does it take to walk after a patella dislocation? I can hardly move at all.

This can be: Quite painful. I assume it was reduced (put back in place). Also and unstable injury initially so high chance it will happen again if you go back to vigorous activity too soon. If you can not bear weight at least work hard on range of motion. ...Read more

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What are the chances occurrence of patella dislocation after 1st. How to avoid it? Need any brace for normal walk or running after 1st recovery?

What are the chances occurrence of patella dislocation after 1st. How to avoid it? Need any brace for normal walk or running after 1st recovery?

Patella dislocation: Greater chances for recurrence if you are younger or if you have a predisposition as a result of loose supporting tissue/ligaments, muscle weakness or imbalance, or bone deformity (usually a shallow trochlear groove). Best treatment starts with strengthening exercises perhaps guided by a physical therapist, and a brace. ...Read more

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When exercising or walking patella shifts. Difficult to walk for extended time or use stairs. Can this lead to dislocation if not stabilized?

When exercising or walking patella shifts. Difficult to walk for extended time or use stairs. Can this lead to dislocation if not stabilized?

Unlikely, but U may: Get subluxation. See a pcp, or specifically an orthopod to get a DX made. Physical therapy to increase specific muscles to be stronger maybe helpful. If subluxation symptoms are recurring then a lateral release will help. Dislocation is uncommon, except with an injury. Then it'll be treated in a cast or with surgery depending on an examination.
So discuss with your orthopod.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I first tore my patella tendon 14yrs ago now when I run or walk up/down hill/stairs its painful I had cortisone when I first did it it hurts wen walk.

I first tore my patella tendon 14yrs ago now when I run or walk up/down hill/stairs its painful I had cortisone when I first did it it hurts wen walk.

Knee pain: Since I assume you you have not had pain until recently it might not be fully related to your injury. It is not unusual to have anterior knee pain. It is one of the most common complaints orthopedist see. At this point I would try hamstring, quadriceps, and iliotibial band stretching exercises. Mild anti-inflammatories and ice after activities. If this doesn't help I would go see a physician. ...Read more

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