Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Patellar Fracture
This is a break of the patella. That's the small bone in the front of your knee often called the "kneecap." The kneecap protects the joint and helps link your thigh muscles to your lower leg. A fracture can cause pain and other problems.
What is a patellar fracture?
This detailed video describes patellar fractures, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options depend on how badly you've broken the bone, and whether or not its pieces have shifted out of position. A cast or a brace helps a minor fracture to heal. A severe fracture can be repaired with surgery. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that's right for you.