6th October 2019

allinahealth
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How do you know if you have a broken knee cap?

What are the signs and symptoms of a patellar fracture?
  1. You have pain when your knee is touched or when you move your leg.
  2. You have swelling and bruising around your knee.
  3. You are able to straighten your leg but you cannot bend it.
  4. 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.
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