What are the signs and symptoms of a patellar fracture?
- You have pain when your knee is touched or when you move your leg.
- You have swelling and bruising around your knee.
- You are able to straighten your leg but you cannot bend it.
- You cannot stand up or put weight on your injured leg.
Similarly, how long does it take to recover from a broken knee cap?
With treatment, the fracture may take 6 to 8 weeks to heal. You may need to do special exercises to help your leg get stronger and more flexible.
Can you still walk without a knee cap?
You can walk without a kneecap. Your kneecap, known as the patella, is a small bone that protects your knee joint. In those cases, though, surgeons do not create or install kneecap prostheses—because you can walk without a kneecap. Kneeling, however, may be a challenge without one, requiring protective gear.
What do they do for a broken patella?
A broken kneecap occurs when the small round bone (patella) that sits over the front of your knee joint breaks. Sometimes when a broken kneecap occurs, the patellar or quadriceps tendon can also tear. The patella and quadriceps tendon connects the big muscle in the front of your thigh to your knee joint.