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What is the risk of partial patellectomy?
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Knee weakness
Any procedure performed to remove part or all of the patella runs the risk of causing weakness of the quadricep muscles that stabilize the knee.
Be sure to talk to your surgeon about appropriate exercises and physical therapy to help your situation.

In brief: Knee weakness
Any procedure performed to remove part or all of the patella runs the risk of causing weakness of the quadricep muscles that stabilize the knee.
Be sure to talk to your surgeon about appropriate exercises and physical therapy to help your situation.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Arthritis
Partial patellectomy is usually performed after a severe patella fracture where there are multiple pieces that are unrepairable.
The injury itself, and/or removal of part of the patella may place you at risk for knee arthritis.

In brief: Arthritis
Partial patellectomy is usually performed after a severe patella fracture where there are multiple pieces that are unrepairable.
The injury itself, and/or removal of part of the patella may place you at risk for knee arthritis.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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