Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear (Solving the Recovery). Learn how Patrick solved the MUA, Manipulation Under Anesthesia, and these injuries using The X10 Knee Recovery System.
A patella fracture is a break of the kneecap. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and bruising to the front of the knee. A person may also be unable to walk. Complications may include injury to the tibia, femur, or knee ligaments.
It typically results from a hard blow to the front of the knee or falling on the knee. Occasionally it may occur from a strong contraction of the thigh muscles. The diagnosis is based on symptoms and confirmed with X-rays. In children, an MRI may be required.
Treatment may be with or without surgery, depending on the type of fracture. An undisplaced fracture can usually be treated by casting. Even some displaced fractures can be treated with casting as long as a person can straighten their leg without help. Typically the leg is immobilized in a straight position for the first three weeks and then increasing degrees of bending are allowed. Other types of fractures generally require surgery.
Patella fractures make up about 1% of all broken bones. Males are affected more often than females. Those of middle age are most often affected. Outcomes with treatment are generally good.
We share an interview with Gina who had a tibial plateau fracture recovery with the X10. She started on the X10 ten weeks after the surgery when she was very disappointed with her recovery. Within two weeks she solved her knee surgery recovery problem.
A pair of new running shoes, a freak indoor fall and there I was with a fractured patella. After surgery and 22 P.T. appointments I was stuck with poor range of motion and bleak prospects. I went to the internet to find a solution.
People talk about self-driving cars. That’s all part of robotics and is incredibly interesting. It’s important work that Elon Musk and others are doing in that area. This knee robot, unlike self-driving cars, which is really technology for the future, it’s already there.
Lois’ left knee has added up to more than $300,000, at least. And this knee has occupied more than 10 months of her life so far. Listen to Lois’ story here.
I consider myself fairly determined, and when I saw that the number 130 was the end, it was like okay, I’m going to go there. Every day there was progress, and that was what was so heartening. I could see that I was getting stronger and better.
Linda found the X10 Knee Recovery System three months after a series of unfortunate orthopedic events… including a fall, full leg cast and rehab that just did not work. Read her story here.