The knee consists of three bones: the femur, tibia and patella, so that any of them is susceptible to fracture. Knee fracture occurs when a high - energy trauma on her.
Any physical activity that entails the possibility of direct contusion on the knee high intensity can cause a fracture. They can be physical outdoor activities such as climbing, canyoning or parachuting; and contact sports like football, rugby or basketball. A car accident or motorcycle can also cause a broken knee.
Knee fracture: treatment
Knee fractures involving the articular surfaces are more serious than fractures that do not include the joint.
If the fracture affects The actual joint, in most cases it is necessary to perform a surgical treatment to achieve greater consistency articulate and thus prevent further joint degeneration.
What care should be taken after a fractured knee?
Depending on the type of fracture knee after surgery should avoid supporting the affected between 8 and 12 weeks leg, so the patient must walk with crutches during this time period. After this period, the progressive charging will start to leave the crutches and walking normally.
Specialists in Traumatology say that in many cases the knee motion may start a few days after the operation.
You also need to undergo a rehabilitation treatment with the aim of progressively recover joint mobility and muscle trophism.
To practice sport after a knee fracture depends on the type of requirements that specify your sport patient. A greater physical demand, more should delay the return to sporting activity.