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What Is The Difference Between A Bruised Knee Cap And Fracture
Knee cap: A bruised kneecap is generally less damaged than one that is fractured. Remember, there is a continuum of energy that can go across the patella, from small to large, thus the spectrum of possible injury. ...Read more
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
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
I began running when i felt a pain under my knee cap. Been resting 6 weeks due to back fracture. What is it?
Weak quadreceps: When you were not running the quadreceps muscle got weaker and is now pulling the patella (knee cap ) towards the outside of the patelar grove, a dent in the fefur that the patela moves in. To strengthen the quads use moderate weight and a short no more than 20 degree range of motion, lift the knee, tighten and hold then relax and repeat, this will help get back quad alighnment. ...Read more
I began running after having rested for 6 weeks because of a back fracture. I felt a pain under my knee cap. What could it be?
Painful stinging symptoms of the knee cap after a fall suggestive bursitis. Question: how do you determine a fracture exist when no X-ray available?
No good way: Fractures generally are accompanied with swelling, bruising, and pain, and sometimes by loss of range of motion or function. X-rays demonstrate this very well. Ultrasound may show a fracture but it would need to be a very large one. A fracture that pierces the skin is obvious, but some cracks in the bone will not even be seen by X-ray initially and rely on 2nd X-ray a week later. ...Read more
Tractor went over knees & feet, both meniscus torn, possibly acl's, knee caps fractured. Nothing done surgically yet stating to much arthritis, ideas?
6-8 weeks: Generally bones heal in about 6-8 weeks. Various factors can affect the healing process, such as diabetes and smoking, both of which can increase the healing time. A fractured patella (knee cap) generally will heal in about 6-8 weeks (whether it undergoes surgery or not). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a fractured knee cap for over a year. My doctor doesn't know what to do. I'm in excruciating pain! help?
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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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