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Dr. Vlad Gendelman
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What is treatment for a contusion hair line fracture in your knee cap?

What is treatment for a contusion hair line fracture in your knee cap?

Depends on direction: This depends on the direction of fracture. If the fracture is horizontal, the knee has to be immobilized to prevent possible displacement of the fracture and disruption of the knee extensor mechanism. If the fracture is vertical, you don't have to do much. Just don't do anything that causes pain in the knee and try to prevent any further trauma for about 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Fracture (Definition)

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


Dr. Vishal Shah
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I have a fracture in my knee cap and i've gone threw therapy for 6 weeks with no improvement and I don't know what to do?

I have a fracture in my knee cap and i've gone threw therapy for 6 weeks with no improvement and I don't know what to do?

See your doc again: While it is not uncommon to continue to have pain 6 weeks after a fracture, it is important to follow-up with your physician and discuss why you are still hurting. It may be due to typical post-injury tendonitis/weakness/muscle spasm or there could be delayed or incorrect healing. A repeat xray and examination is recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Shybut
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How long will it take to heal a stress fracture under the knee cap?

How long will it take to heal a stress fracture under the knee cap?

8+++ wks, maybe more: Stress fractures of the patella are rare and diagnosis is often delayed by months. Nonoperative treatment involves immobilization and protected weight bearing (ie stay off it). Nonop tx is often unsuccessful and then surgery is the recommended. Healing takes 2+ months, often 3-4. You need to be followed closely. See a knee specialist soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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How would you know if a knee cap was fractured?

How would you know if a knee cap was fractured?

Patellar fracturw: The kneecap can crack just slightly, or can be broken into many pieces. A direct fracture occurs due to a fall or direct blow. An indirect fracture occurs when the thigh muscle contract so strongly that the patella breaks. If you have a patellar fracture you may have bruising swelling, inability to straighten the knee and inability to walk, After examination, an X-ray can be ordered. ...Read more

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Dr. Maritza Baez
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How would you know when you have fractured your knee cap?

How would you know when you have fractured your knee cap?

Xray: No way to tell for sure it's fractured without an xray. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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How do I tell if i hairline fractured my knee cap?

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

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Dr. Mark Sacher
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What will heal a fractured knee cap?

What will heal a fractured knee cap?

Depends: It depends if the kneecap is a displaced vs nondisplaced fracture. A nondisplced fracture will heal on its own. A displaced fracture may require screws to approximate the kneecap and to heal properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Enna
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How long will a fractured knee cap take to hear?

How long will a fractured knee cap take to hear?

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 more

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Dr. Jan Szatkowski
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Could i walk on a fractured knee cap?

It depends. : On the fracture pattern and method of fixation. Many orthopedic surgeons will allow people to weight bear as tolerated with the knee in full extension while in a brace for many fracture patterns whether treated operatively or non operatively. Consult your orthopedic surgeon for their recommendation. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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What is the difference between a bruised knee cap and fractured one?

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

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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Broken Bone (Definition)

Broken bone is also known as Fracture. A bone fracture is a condition in which there is a break in the bone. It can be caused by a high force injury or it may result from a previous medical condition that involves weakening of the bone. Common symptoms include severe pain, swelling of the surrounding ...Read more


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