What kind of therapies are done after a knee cap breaks?

Fx treatment varies. Patellar fractures vary. Some nondisplaced fractures may be treated nonoperatively. If the fragments are displaced , surgery may be undicated to restore anatomy. All patellar fractures should be evaluated by an orthopedic specialist.
Many. Physical therapy with machines and equipment are done as well as home exercises. Physical therapy after breaking your knee cap can make an enormous difference in recovery.

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What's the physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap entails?

Dislocated patella. Need to protect it to avoid further damage. Progressive stretch, strengthening, gentle range of motion, modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound, tens, etc. Bracing or taping, vmo exercises, etc. Read more...

What is involved in physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap?

Patellar dislocation. Swelling control, range of motion, patellar mobilization and stretching of lateral structures, strengthening of medial structures and hip abductions, return to function activity as able. This is a progressive activity to identify strength and weaknesses and provide function improvement while returning to activity and preventing recurrence. Read more...

In the past 2 years I've had 2 dislocations in my left knee. It hurts under the knee cap. I've had therapy but it keeps getting worse. Now sometimes t?

Varies. Many potential causes. In patellar maltracking syndromes, damage to the undersurface of the patella, called chomdromalcia can occur and this is the most common cause. I would discuss directly with your surgeon. Read more...

What can I do if I have not received physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap?

Home Exercises. In general, depending on patient age, athletic level etc, a first time patella dislocation is treated non-operatively with a brace and physical therapy. However, realize that there is a 50% chance of a recurrent dislocation. Surgery is indicated for those. Ligament reconstructions to ostoetomies (cutting bone to realign bones) can be done. http://nycsportsmed.com/knee-foot-and-ankle.html. Read more...

I went to an orthodontist a while ago for the clicking in my knee and he told me it was inflammation under the knee cap (i think- I can't remember where exactly in the knee area). He recommended therapy for six weeks and then a follow up. I have not gone

Orthodontist? I think you meant orthopedic surgeon? Orthodontist straighten teeth. Read more...
Orthopedic. Orthodontists are dentist with a specialty in straightening teeth... I think you need to replace with orthopedic surgeon to get appropriate answers... Good luck to you:). Read more...
Need orthopedic surg. You have a bone or joint problem of the extremities, so go to an orthopedic surgeon, not orthodontist. Read more...
Orthodontist? I think you should see an orthopedic surgeon and not an orthodontist (dentist) ! Read more...
Wrong doctor. You should see an orthopedist, (bone specialist) not an orthodontist (tooth straightening specialist). Read more...
Malpatient. First of all an Orthodontist straightens teeth. You probably saw an Orthopedic Surgeon. Second of all you were examined, diagnosed, and a course of treatment was prescribed. You ignored sound professional advice. Your computer never went to Medical School. What exactly do you want if you're not going to listen to your Specialist? Read more...
Question ? What's your question? See your orthopedist regarding your knee problem and follow the advice you are given. Read more...
Knee inflamation. I believe you mean an orthopedist. He is the expert in dealing with any bony pathology. An orthodontist treats tooth and craniofacial disorders….problems of the face. Read more...

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...
Need more info. Usually i begin therapy for a patella fracture after 4-6 wks depending upon the type of fracture and healing. The exercise program will last for months. Read more...