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Offline marsbar738

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Should I wear a knee brace after patella fracture?
« on: October 10, 2008, 04:54:01 PM »
Hi

I am 14 weeks post op following a multiple patella fracture, it has been wired and I am doing really well.  I have full range of movement but need to build up muscles in my leg.  I am going on holiday and may do some walking and was wondering if there is a knee brace that would help me and give me a little more confidence in my knee.  I can walk unaided and without a limp as long as I am not tired.  I also have mild patella tendonitis in the other knee?   Also next year I hope to snowboard again, any idea what brace would help if any?

Any views welcome

Tash

Offline wgb8210

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Re: Should I wear a knee brace after patella fracture?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 12:30:05 AM »
I suffered a patella malalignment and I was wearing a knee brace for a few weeks. I was then told that the brace was actually slowing my recovery; my quadricep muscles needed to be strengthened and the brace was doing some of the work that my quadriceps should have been doing. I know your injury is different, but I question whether these braces do more harm than good.     

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Re: Should I wear a knee brace after patella fracture?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 06:11:37 PM »
i have been given no treatment for my split patella it is 3/4 split to top just told to be carefull knee braces do slow recovery down but are very helpfull when you need a hand

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Re: Should I wear a knee brace after patella fracture?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 12:23:19 PM »
Many Thanks think i will keep plodding on without one, cheers.  Hope your both doing well  ;D