Fractured patella - recommended no treatment

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Created On: 11/17/2017 01:37 AM

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 11/17/2017 01:37 AM

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bryan28005

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Hi there, 

 

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. 

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