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Fracture of Knee Cap - FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

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?

You may raise the injured knee above the level of the heart once immobilized to help reduce pain and swelling.
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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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