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How long will a fractured knee cap take to hear?

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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Matthew Enna
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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
pain may continue for a period of time even after the fracture has healed
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 6-12 weeks

Fractures anywhere take aproimately 6-8 weeks to heal.
Since the knee cap is the main fulcrum for extending and flexing your knee itdespite the bone being healed in might take extra time to heal or rehabilitate the quad muscle. It also is intraarticular fracture andas such may result in arthritis.

In brief: 6-12 weeks

Fractures anywhere take aproimately 6-8 weeks to heal.
Since the knee cap is the main fulcrum for extending and flexing your knee itdespite the bone being healed in might take extra time to heal or rehabilitate the quad muscle. It also is intraarticular fracture andas such may result in arthritis.
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