Knee Fracture

About Knee Fractures:

A knee fracture or patellar fracture is an injury that occurs when the kneecap is broken and is often caused when one falls directly on their knee. This injury is considered serious and often requires surgery to properly heal. A knee fracture may also lead to arthritis over a longer period of time.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Bruising
  • Knee can no longer straighten
  • Walking becomes either severely limited or debilitated

How is it Treated?

Surgical intervention is often required to treat a patellar or knee fracture. Contact an orthopedic specialist to determine the best methods of treatment going forward.


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