Legs are that important body parts that carry the weight of our body as we stand up and walk, run or jump. So it is very important limb and it must be taken care of. One may be very careful about everything but still accidents happen. Fracture in the leg makes us immobile for a few days.
The knee is an important part of the leg that enables us to move. Knee is a fracture prone area. There are many reasons for knee fracture. And the treatments of the various conditions are also available. In fact, arthritis can also affect knee badly and one may need to opt for knee arthritis surgery for treating the condition. It is important to know about the types of knee fracture and the treatments. This blog will provide some guiding information on these two topics. Knee joint is an important bone joint in human body. The most common knee joint fracture is patella fracture which affects the kneecap. The main cause of patella injury is falling directly on the kneecap. Even, electric contraction can be a reason of patella fracture. During electric contraction the quadriceps muscle contracts while the knee gets straightened. Due to this pressure the kneecap is affected and it is a painful ailment. The severity and type is determined through x-rays. There are different types of patella fractures like vertical, marginal, transverse and osteochondral. Depending on the type, the treatment takes its course.
In some cases, you have to go for right fracture surgery. Kneecap fracture is not the only type of knee fracture. It includes the fractures of the bones surrounding the knee, the shin bone or tibia and the thigh bone or femur. Falls from heights, sports related injuries and car accidents are some of the major reasons of knee fracture. Every type and severity of the fracture is diagnosed through x-rays. In most cases the leg is rendered immobility to heal quickly. Sometimes, the treatment may include a surgery.
The femur gets affected when the knee is stressed. Tibial eminence fractures happen when the knee is over-extended or flexed during an accident. Tibial tubercle happens especially in athletes who play basketball or hurdles. Tibial plateau is the result of the blow on the knee like accident or falling.
The treatment in most cases involves immobility of the leg as it is tough to put pressure on the knees. It helps the knee to heal faster. It is necessary to follow the instructions by the doctor. Anything wrong can lead to a surgery which will take more time for healing. If a surgery is needed, be completely prepared for it. Follow all the pre surgery medications properly for a successful knee surgery.