Patella fracture. Share your experiences during physiotherapy and after healing.
April 16, 2007 4:02 PM Subscribe
I recently broke my patella in two parts. I made a drawing
to show how the damage was done. The red line shows how the patella broke, and the blue line is how the pin was drilled in.
posted by PowerCat to Health & Fitness (6 answers total)
So I broke my patella.
The surgeon cut open my leg and drilled me a pin to hold both parts together. He also had to damage the muscle at the bottom of the patella.
I had a brace for about 6 weeks before I started physiotherapy. It's getting better, but I'm worried about how it'll be in the future, and how to get better as soon as possible.
Right now I'm just doing leg exercises to get some muscles back (it's pretty atrophied)
What are success stories of fellow mefites who have suffered similar injury?
What are some suggestions of what I should do after to ensure that I will be able to do sports again?
What kind of exercises/lifestyle changes are best to recuperate as good as possible?