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All around my kneecap on the skin above it feels on fire, like rug burn. No trauma, out of the blue. Almost raw. Why all of a sudden would this happen?

All around my kneecap on the skin above it feels on fire, like rug burn. No trauma, out of the blue. Almost raw. Why all of a sudden would this happen?

Knee cap: Described symptoms can be very characteristic of a septic bursitis. These can occu very quickly as a result of even a minor rug burn or insect bite. Typically it responds quickly to antibiotics , so get if seen ...Read more

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Patella (Definition)

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Questions I should ask os on upcoming initial appt s/p patella fx on 11/27/13. Any and all advice greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Questions I should ask os on upcoming initial appt s/p patella fx on 11/27/13. Any and all advice greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Patella fx: Get a xray and ask how bone is healing. Its early in the healing but ask when you can move your knee and what type of exercises you can do. It takes about 6 weeks for the fracture to heal so there may not be much to do until that time. ...Read more

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I am having problem on my kneecap?

Knee cap: Definitely need some more info. If it is just anterior knee pain, then start NSAIDs and see a sports doc for a PT script. Ice as well. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of pain on my kneecap?

What would be the cause of pain on my kneecap?

Many possibilities: Pain in the kneecap can have many possible causes, including chondromalacia (cartilage pain), patellar tendonitis, a fracture, or even internal derangement of the knee (ligament or meniscus issue in the knee joint). Best to see your doctor to exam you and find the cause. ...Read more

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What is patella plica syndrome?

Inflammed tissue.: It is a n inflammation of the band of tissue called the plica.It runs along the front/inner side of your knee, and can mimic minicscal tear symptoms. ...Read more

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How to treat a damaged patella?

How to treat a damaged patella?

Depends: A fractured patella is frequently treated with surgical fixation. An unstable or dislocating patella can be treated with a brace the first time but may also require surgery with recurrence. Cartilage damage or patella arthritis is usually treated with an exercise program of quad strength and hamstring stretching. Resurfacing is reserved for terrible cases or older patients. ...Read more

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Why do I have pus in my kneecap?

Why do I have pus in my kneecap?

Infection: You may have a bacterial infection that needs treatment with an antibiotic.It may need further evaluation. ...Read more

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How long for a broken patella to heal ?

How long for a broken patella to heal
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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