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Posted by: Es | 2010-07-07

Cracked Patella

My friend had a cracked patella but did not have medical aid so went toa State Hospital - they took an x-ray and then put on a full leg cast which he had on for 6 weeks - they took the cast off on MOnday but did not do another x-ray - his knee is still sore - how long does this take to go away and would you suggest maybe buying a knee brace - he is on medical aid now - told him maybe he should go and have an x-ray done to see how knee has healed

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Dear Es - your question had been dealt with by our knee specialist Dr O'Cuinnegan

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Posted by: Dr Dion O''Cuinneagain | 2010-07-11

Your friend should definitly have a repeat X_ray to make sure the patella fracture as healed. The correct time to do this is about 6 weeks after injury. Also he should make sure he has got full extension backe.g. able to straighten the leg.

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Dion

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Posted by: Orthopaedic Specialist Forum | 2010-07-11

Dear Es - your question had been dealt with by our knee specialist Dr O'Cuinnegan

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