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    Fractured Patella (kneecap)

    I'm curious if anyone here either knows of anyone that has done this before, or has done it themselves. I went to Knotfest in Somerset, WI on Saturday, and ended up crashing down onto the concrete with my patella taking all of the blow. I bumped it lightly earlier this evening, and ending up going down for the count when that happened. My knee is extremely swollen (looks like a cross between a baseball and a golf ball has been lodged under the skin), and I can't straighten my leg very well because of the pain. I would really hate going to the doctor, especially the ER, if it just ends up being a bad bruise. It's not horribly misshapen, but it does look way more "pointed" than my other knee. I'm not sure if it's broken or not, so I was wondering if that seems to coincide with anyone that has busted their knee before or not.


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    Re: Fractured Patella (kneecap)

    Send pictures I don't believe your description.



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    Re: Fractured Patella (kneecap)

    Go to the doctor.



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    You could always drink it off



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    Knucklehead, go to the doctor. You want your legs to work, it's kind of important.



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    Re: Fractured Patella (kneecap)

    You're probably going to want to go to the Doc.


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    Re: Fractured Patella (kneecap)

    I have never taken one medical class, but I'm gonna have to agree with Fitzy on this one.



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    Re: Fractured Patella (kneecap)

    A chainsaw should take care of that leg.



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    If it were something unimportant, like an arm, I'd say rub some dirt on it.



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    Re: Fractured Patella (kneecap)

    Here ya go. This is my knee as of an hour ago.


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    Re: Fractured Patella (kneecap)

    I broke my knee cap sophomore year college and it hurt like heck. I injured it on a Friday night after the bars and the following morning it was swollen like no other and I could barely put any pressure on it. Partied again Saturday night (which I paid for on Sunday) and went to urgent care first thing Monday morning. They took x-rays but said I just had a bad bruise, however, when they took the x-ray they never took one from the top down.

    It hurt for several months and I tried to ignore the pain and go about my daily routine until I finally ended up going back to the doctor. They took x-rays again and this time they took a top down view and right away the doctor lets out a "hmmm" that's interesting as I see a big line down the middle of my knee cap. He says, "you broke it". I'm like what the heck as for months I was led to believe it was just a bruise.

    I was then referred for an MRI which turned out negative for any torn ligaments, etc but essentially stayed off the knee for like 3 months to allow the knee to heal. After going through it, I've learned there is not a lot you can do for a broken knee cap except rest and ice to keep the swelling down so the knee can heal. I think I have some scar tissue in the knee as it still bothers me from time to time but not much a guy can do for it.

    Good luck with it and I would definitely recommend going to the doctor to know for sure as had I known from the start I had actually broken my knee cap I would have taken it easy from the start.



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    Re: Fractured Patella (kneecap)

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyb21 View Post
    I broke my knee cap sophomore year college and it hurt like heck. I injured it on a Friday night after the bars and the following morning it was swollen like no other and I could barely put any pressure on it. Partied again Saturday night (which I paid for on Sunday) and went to urgent care first thing Monday morning. They took x-rays but said I just had a bad bruise, however, when they took the x-ray they never took one from the top down.

    It hurt for several months and I tried to ignore the pain and go about my daily routine until I finally ended up going back to the doctor. They took x-rays again and this time they took a top down view and right away the doctor lets out a "hmmm" that's interesting as I see a big line down the middle of my knee cap. He says, "you broke it". I'm like what the heck as for months I was led to believe it was just a bruise.

    I was then referred for an MRI which turned out negative for any torn ligaments, etc but essentially stayed off the knee for like 3 months to allow the knee to heal. After going through it, I've learned there is not a lot you can do for a broken knee cap except rest and ice to keep the swelling down so the knee can heal. I think I have some scar tissue in the knee as it still bothers me from time to time but not much a guy can do for it.

    Good luck with it and I would definitely recommend going to the doctor to know for sure as had I known from the start I had actually broken my knee cap I would have taken it easy from the start.
    I had something like this happen to me at the Knoxville ER. I went in because I thought I broke my hand back in 7th grade. They took some x-rays and they came back negative. The doctor told me it was going to be swollen for a while because I did quite a bit of damage to the blood vessels in my hand, but there was no sign of broken or fractured bones. I ended up going back just under 2 months later because I got really sick with the flu and went the doctor came in he looked over my files and asked me why I wasn't wearing my cast. He pulled out the same x-ray they took in the ER and showed me that I broke all of fingers.


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    Re: Fractured Patella (kneecap)

    If it were me, I'd cut it open to see, and then sew it back up Rambo-style.



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    Re: Fractured Patella (kneecap)

    I'm going to have to go to the doctor tomorrow. I could barely even press the brake in my car this afternoon without wanting to scream in pain.


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    Re: Fractured Patella (kneecap)

    Jebus why did you not make an appt. for today? If I see you at a TG this year I will leg sweep you from behind for my humor!



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