There is nothing hilarious about whacking your funny bone. In fact, the funny bone is not a bone. It is called that because of the funny – as in hard to describe – feeling you get when that part of the elbow is hit. What you are actually hitting is the ulnar nerve that runs from your neck to your hand. This nerve innervates muscles in the forearm and hand. The end of the nerve has two branches. The little finger and half the ring finger are innervated by these branches.
Patella Fracture Repair
If you have a broken kneecap or patella fracture, you can count on Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians for superior treatment options for knee injuries. We have some of the most reputable sports medicine specialists in our practice, who are all passionate about using the latest, most advanced techniques to effectively restore the knee after injury. We treat patients of all backgrounds, from professional athletes to active adults, in our state-of-the-art facility in Atlanta.
A kneecap fracture, or patellar fracture, is a break or crack in the kneecap (patella). The severity of fracture can range from a small crack in the bone to a complete shatter. We will conduct a thorough examination of your kneecap fracture along with x-rays to determine the best treatment option for you. Surgery may be needed to remove any loose fragments of bone or wire the kneecap fragments together for proper healing.
Symptoms of a Broken Kneecap
Whether your kneecap was damaged from a fall or direct trauma to the knee, we can alleviate your painful symptoms and restore your joint to healthy function. Contact one of our experienced orthopedic surgeons if you suffer from the following patella fracture symptoms:
- A snapping or popping sound at the time of the injury
- Pain, swelling, bruising, or tenderness immediately after the injury
- Difficulty walking or straightening your leg
At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, we understand the importance of implementing the most effective, minimally invasive methods to restore your knee. We do everything we can to help patients return to the high-functioning lifestyle they deserve with added attention in preserving their long-term joint health. For more information on our advanced treatment options for patella fracture, please contact us today.