I fractured my patella playing football 10 days ago. I did not realise the seriousness of the injury so carried on walking on the joint (with a limp) until this week. I just saw a knee specialist. The MRI shows no ligament or meniscus damage and a fracture that is not that deep apparently but is 1.2 cm at its longest point. The specilaist said that as I have been walking and bearing weight on the leg for the last 10 days - I may as well continue to walk and allow the bone to heal naturally over the next 6-8 weeks.
He has not given me a cast or even a leg brace and said not to use crutches now.
I can walk quite well on the leg, it does hurt and feel weak.
Should I be worried that the joint won't heal as I am continually bearing weight and moving on it?
Many thanks in advance for any advice.