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Kneecap Breaks (fracture)

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Breaks (fracture) of the kneecap, lower portion of the femur, or upper part of the tibia or fibula. Knee fractures are most commonly caused by abnormal force, such as falling on the knee, a severe twisting motion, a severe force that bends the knee, or when the knee forcefully hits an object.

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Kneecap Break (fracture), also known as a patellar fracture, is when the small bone at the front of your knee breaks.

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How does a kneecap (patella) brake happen?

The patella acts as a shield for your knee joint. As it has little protection against trauma, this makes it vulnerable to fracture. For example, if you fall directly on it or hit your knee against the dashboard in a car accident. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Other Types of Knee Brakes or Fractures

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”21003″ img_size=”500×500″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Similarly, Femur Distal (Thighbone) Fractures of the Knee A fracture is a broken bone. Fractures of the thighbone that occur just above the knee joint are called distal femur fractures. The distal femur is where the bone flares out like an upside-down funnel. Distal femur fractures most often occur either in older people whose bones are weak, or in younger people who have high energy injuries, such as from a car crash. In both the elderly and the young, the breaks may extend into the knee joint and may shatter the bone into many pieces.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”21006″ img_size=”500×500″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]What is a Tibia or Fibia fracture? A fracture of the upper tibia can occur from stress (minor breaks from unusual excessive activity) or from already compromised bone (as in cancer or infection). However, most are the result of knee trauma (injury).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

How Can Carolinas Pain Center Help?

Kneecap break (fracture) will most likely need surgery to heal properly. However, there may be residual pain even after surgery. Carolinas Pain Center is the best place for any patient in pain. Our unique approach to pain management is a specialty at Carolinas Pain Center.  As a result each patient receives an individualized, multidisciplinary approach to care and treatment plan. We have two conveniently located offices in Huntersville, NC and Charlotte, NC.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”20624″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://www.carolinaspaincenter.com/category/pain/lower-extremities/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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References-

Jeffrey L Jackson Patrick G O’MalleyKurt Kroenke 2003 Oct 7;139(7):575-88. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-139-7-200310070-00010. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14530229/
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