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Offline waterskiforfree

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bipartite patella repair help
« on: July 04, 2012, 05:19:08 PM »
Hi all,
I am a 35 yr old male, active in many sports and outdoor activites and have been dealing with knee pain for years.  I have never been able to do a sqaut without knee pain.  Last 6 months considerable amount of pain and swelling in left knee while doing day to day tasks.  Went to OS and diagnosed bipartite patella and scheduled surgery the 7/10.  OS said he would put screws in the patella and pull the pieces together.  Mentioned it can be done arthroscopic.  I cannot find any information regarding recovery or success of this procedure. It seems very similar to many of the broken patella repairs but this procedure will not open up the knee.  Any help would be appreciated.