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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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Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...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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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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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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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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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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