Every year, tens of thousands of people undergo hip replacement surgery. One of the major reasons is the wearing down of the hip joint. This is most often due to the effects of osteoarthritis; however, other health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, bone tumors and avascular necrosis – a condition that causes loss of bone due to insufficient blood supply – can also lead to problems with the hip joint. Keeping your hips in healthy condition can help you avoid this surgery.
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.