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Period Patella Fracture Removed
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
7 yr ago lower distal pole fracture patella. 3 years ago wire removed (broke). Kneeling on that knee is very uncomfortable or painful. Normal?
Typically 3 days/wk: Rehabilitation plays a vital role in getting you back to your daily activities. Keeping your leg immobilized in a cast can result in knee stiffness and weak thigh muscles. Specific exercises will help strengthen your leg muscles and restore range of motion in your knee. Your doctor will tell you when you can begin to put weight on your leg and start therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fracture: Varies depending on severity of fracture, displacement, age of patient, smoking status, etc. In general, most fractures that are minimally displaced will heal in 6-8 wks. Most displaced fractures can take longer and may not heal at all. Surgery may be needed to approximate the ends of the bone if widely separated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok, xray results say acute transverse non-displaced horizontal lower pole patella fracture. What now?
See orthopedist: Treatment varies but if u are able to lift your leg up straight(slr), then more than likely u can be treated in a knee immobilizer, crutches.If the fracture is more towards the 'center' of the patella and shows signs that it may 'come apart' or displace than surgical fixation(orif)is indicated generally w/k wires or screws and 'tension-band' fixation.Se your ors.Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the normal treatment for a patella fracture? Not sure whether it's displaced yet. Very painful!
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?
Had motorcycle accident fractured patella (repaired with wire). Now 5 years later i have Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), accident worsen FAI?
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I met with an accident 6 years back when I was 17 and had a major fracture just below patella.Leg tilted 10 degrees. Can it be corrected (-surgery)?
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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?
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
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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