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Elderly dementia pt had broken knee cap surgery 3 weeks ago. Found walking a little w/no walk aid. Is it possible? Would there still be pain? Aware?
Yes: Yes, after full recovery, a person can run after removal of the knee cap (patellectomy). ...Read more
I have sharp pain shooting down my left leg.Below. My knee cap.I had surgery on my knee 2 yrs ago.Torn meniscus.
Evaluation: Without exam it is impossible to know what is wrong with you. See a doctor. ...Read more
Knot on knee cap from ruptured quad surgery 10 years ago, now feels like bony over growth causing some pain especially when touched. Is this normal ??
Possibly: Depending on the treatment/surgery that was done, there may be scarring and or bony overgrowth at the site of repair, which can become inflammed and/or tender at times. Conservative care with NSAIDs, ice/heat, or topical analgesics may help. See a physician if the symptoms are persistent or worsening. ...Read more
My MRI says tearing of the posterior horn middle third extending to the inferior articular surface and i have arthritis under my knee cap would you suggest surgery
Meniscus tear: You essentially have 2 separate conditions affecting your knee, a meniscus tear and patellar arthritis. Surgery for meniscus tears is very successful for treating "mechanical symptoms" (locking/catching along the knee joint lines). Meniscal surgery is less predictable for treating knee pain, especially if there is associated knee arthritis. Recommend consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
My husband has fluid built up under his knee cap as well as deteriorating cartridge how long can he go with out surgery?
The sooner : The better. First you have to diagnose the reason for that, then decide on treatment program. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: The kneecap or patella is very important for appropriate knee motion. If its a serious fracture in multiple pieces, then i would seriously consider surgery. It generally will heal much better if the pieces are put back together! its much more complicated but the final result is very important--poor healing will lead to even worse arthritis and more problems down the road. ...Read more
Patella Dislocation: Working out your Vastus Medialis as part of your quadriceps muscles is the most important thing! As long as you can mke that knee cap track better medial on your femur bone, the risk for dislocation goes way down., Always workout both legs, as evidence shows that your 'hurt' leg will get better faster that way. All the best!! ...Read more
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