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'lostpirate' suggested we have an FAQ section for beginners - so here it comes.... It will take a bit of work before it is really useful.

At the moment it is locked, so only I can post here until we get it going properly.

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FAQs - Patellar fracture
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 11:58:32 AM »
Question - Is a patellar fracture a serious injury?
See -
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/node/2245


How long before I can walk normally again?
See -
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=54419.0
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47068.0


How long will it take to fully recover?
See -
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=52565.0


How long will it take to get my ROM back?


What are some exercises I can do to re gain my ROM?
http://www.ehow.com/list_6875573_exercises-patella-knee.html


How can I get some sleep in those 1st months after surgery?


What does hardware pain feel like?


When can hardware be removed?


Are hardware problems common?


What is the hardware removal surgery like and how long will it take to recover from?


What is the VMO muscle and what can I do to strengthen it (This is one of the most common problems that hinder people in recovering from a fractured patella)?
See -
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=54126.0
http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/knee/vmo.php


When will my knee look normal again? How long will it look swollen?


Question - Is stiffness a common problem after patellar fracture?
See -
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=965.0

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FAQs - Tibial Plateau Fractures
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 12:00:34 PM »
Question - What can I expect when it comes to removing the 'hardware' (screws etc)?
Answers -
1. http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=1031.0



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