Fracture of Knee Cap / Knee Cap Fracture / Patella Fracture

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1. Which specialist should I visit when I have a knee injury?

You can consult an orthopedic surgeon for this problem.

2. How can I reduce the pain when my knee is fractured?
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You may raise the injured knee above the level of the heart once immobilized to help reduce pain and swelling.

3. What are the doís and doníts following a knee injury?

► Apply a sterile dressing to open wounds.

► Don't move the patient unless the injured area is completely immobilized.

► Don't attempt to straighten a fractured bone or joint or to change its position.

► Don't test a fractured bone or joint for loss of function.

4. What are the complications of patella fracture surgery?

► Painful metal implants- It is the most common complication of patella fracture surgery. Often a second procedure is performed to remove the metal implants.

► Infection

► Non-healing fractures

► Knee cap pain

► Knee arthritis
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