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Patella Fracture

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by Cresse M

(Broken Kneecap; Fracture, Patella; Kneecap Fracture; Patellar Fracture)

 

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your risk of developing a patella fracture include:
Tell your doctor if you have any of these risk factors.
 

Prevention

To help reduce your chance of getting a patella fracture, take the following steps:
 

RESOURCES

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org

American Physical Therapy Association
http://www.orthopt.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Orthopaedic Association
http://www.coa-aco.org

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
http://www.canorth.org

 

References


Henry P, Panwitz B, et al. Rehabilitation of a post-surgical patella fracture. Physiotherapy. 2000;86:139-142.


Patellar (kneecap) fractures. American Academy of Orthopaedics website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00523. Updated March 2010. Accessed September 9, 2013.


Stress fractures. The American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine website. Available at: http://www.acfaom.org/information-for-patients/common-conditions/stress-fractures. Accessed November 18, 2008.


Tay G, Warrier S, et al. Indirect patella fractures following ACL reconstruction. Acta Orthopaedica. 2006;77:494-500.

 

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