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Offline Ilinyc

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Patella fracture
« on: August 26, 2021, 03:14:21 AM »
Hi
I had surgery  8 weeks ago for a comminuted patella fracture . I am just starting to bend my knee somewhat and itís slow going. There are times when my kneecap throbs so intensely and itís very painful. I am wondering if itís the hardware exacerbating things underneath. I feel like I can also see the outline of the hardware. My knee is swollen which I know is normal but wondering about the throbbing, almost like spasms in the knee.
I would love to hear about how long itís taken for others to recover. Also, sleeping has been really difficult bc if I donít sleep on my back itís very painful on my knee. I canít seem to sleep on my back though often wake up like that.

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Re: Patella fracture
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2021, 07:44:00 AM »
A good tip - sleep with a cushion/pillow between your legs - takes the pain away from your injured knee.

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Re: Patella fracture
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2021, 08:02:01 AM »
After my knee surgery I was prescribed a morphine patch for the pain, because pills weren't strong enough and you could only take so many in a day. The patch lasts a week and provides pain relief 24/7, you just stick it on your arm. Just a thought.