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What Can A Doctor Do To Fix A Broken Knee Cap
ORIF: O.R.I.F. Or open reduction and internal fixation is when an orthopedic surgeon identifies the fracture fragments (with open surgery), then places the pieces back in their anatomic positions (reduction) and then holds the pieces in place with various devices (screws, plates, wires) - - - (internal fixation). This is often the preferred treatment for displaced patella or kneecap fractures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xray: An x ray or ct would best show this. See your physician for x ray and physical exam to be sure. Best of luck! ...Read more
Dislocation: A dislocated ankle needs immediate attention and treatment. Just like a dislocated shoulder or hip, the ankle may need to be "relocated" into the correct possible and casted/splinted to hold it in place and heal any ligaments that were torn. If fractures are involved, you may need surgical treatment. Do not wait on this, please seek out treatment from a professional in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You do not: You do not walk on a dislocated knee, it not possible.I assume you are refering to a dislocated patella and in that case the use of special brace that help to keep the knee cal in place will help. ...Read more
If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?
Conservative care: Doctors typically begin with less invasive treatments before considering other options, such as surgery. Medications pain relievers such as Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others) or Naproxen (aleve, others) may provide short-term relief from pain associated with patellar tendinitis. Therapy a variety of physical therapy techniques can help reduce the symptoms associated with patellar tendinitis, incl. ...Read more
Can you tell me in my knees (they don't straighten out). is this a sprain or could it be a fracture?
If pain persists: If you have had a traumatic knee injury or persistent pain, you should see your orthopedist. If you have overuse knee discomfort, then sometimes the problems may be secondary to abnormal foot function. Improving foot function with better shoes and supports can be helpful. Chronic or acute problems, see your orthopedist for an evaluation first. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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