The holidays are over. Did some of your holiday celebrations and festivities find you carrying more weight than usual? As a result of those extra pounds, you may have listed losing weight to the top of your 2019 New Year’s resolutions. If you gained weight and plan to exercise more in 2019, Ortho Sport & Spine would like to remind you of a few important things to remember.
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.