Broken Patella Overview
Another name for Broken Patella is Knee Fracture.
What is a knee fracture?
A person with a knee fracture has broken one of the bones that make up the knee joint. Most people with knee fractures recover completely. However, some fractures result in poor muscle strength and disability.
What are the symptoms of a knee fracture?
Symptoms of a knee fracture include severe knee pain, knee swelling, knee deformity, and the inability to move or stand on the injured knee.
How does the doctor treat a knee fracture?
Treatment for a knee fracture includes rest, elevation, cold compresses, and the application of a knee splint or leg cast. Other measures include narcotic pain medications or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Treatment for severe knee fractures include surgery to realign a fractured knee.
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