A to Z: Fracture, Patella (Kneecap)enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA fractured patella is a broken kneecap (the flat, round bone that protects the knee joint).fracture, break, broken, bone, cast, splint, knee, kneecap, patella, patellar, knee joint, sports injury, knee injuries, knee breaks, broken knee, broken kneecap, injured knee, broken knee, knee caps, splints, casts, sports injuries, sports safety11/06/201303/21/201909/02/2019c982b600-5f5f-48e9-8d66-87007673d308https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-fracture-patella.html/<p>A fractured patella is a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/b-bone.html/">broken</a> kneecap (the flat, round <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">bone</a> that protects the knee joint).</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Patella fractures usually are the result of a hard blow to the kneecap, most commonly during <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/">sports</a>, rough play, or auto collisions.</p> <p>Doctors treat patella fractures at first with a splint or knee immobilizer (brace). These are like a cast and give support to the knee, but are soft part of the way around the leg to allow room for swelling. After a few days, when the swelling goes down, the splint may be changed to a full cast. The cast is usually removed after 4&ndash;6 weeks. Some fractures that do not heal well on their own may require surgery to bring the broken pieces of bone together.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>A fractured patella can be painful. In most cases, the person will wear a splint and then a cast for several weeks. Proper care can help decrease the pain while the injury is healing.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Patellar DislocationPatellar dislocation happens when the patella (kneecap) slips out of its normal position.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-patellar.html/c4fea202-b73f-49da-a4fe-d2e3c7092b81
Bones, Muscles, and JointsWithout bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn't stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/53199934-b6d8-4854-8362-8b1dfc45c3f6
Broken BonesWhat happens when you break a bone?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/broken-bones.html/fe9a644f-2c79-45eb-a47c-144055624af7
CastsThis article for teens has tips on taking care of a cast so it keeps working as it should.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/casts.html/67cfd3da-36ea-4b8a-bc2d-c887e5da6fcc
Dealing With Sports InjuriesYou practiced hard and made sure you wore protective gear, but you still got hurt. Read this article to find out how to take care of sports injuries - and how to avoid getting them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sports-injuries.html/e49f63c7-6ae0-446e-a953-4b458a82eaeb
Jumper's KneeJumper's knee is an overuse injury that happens when frequent jumping, running, and changing direction damages the patellar tendon.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/jumpers-knee.html/16b92a66-48a6-4473-ba2e-87bbe0566229
Knee InjuriesHealthy knees are needed for many activities and sports and getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/knee-injuries.html/0e348562-5958-4a91-96ad-c8affb5fff4f
Preventing Children's Sports InjuriesParticipation in sports can teach kids sportsmanship and discipline. But sports also carry the potential for injury. Here's how to protect your kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/bec4e82b-c8b0-4945-9611-7c9464e177f8
Sports Medicine CenterGet tips on everything from finding the best sport for your kids to preventing and handling injuries.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/sports-center.html/9c890cb1-5179-4d0e-9f3e-c00b34e8469a
Sports and Exercise SafetyPlaying hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sport-safety.html/cbffad82-3814-4cbc-8758-dd3aac78c363
What to Expect When Your Cast Comes OffYou probably can't wait to get back to your normal activities, but it takes a while for a limb that's been in a cast to finish healing. Here's what to expect.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/cast-care.html/9d05acc9-c506-4aab-82b7-f1ce4aca55d1
X-Ray Exam: KneeA knee X-ray can help find the causes of pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the knee, and detect broken bones or a dislocated joint.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-knee.html/f571f6cf-67cf-4275-a045-1fb1152e0592
Your BonesWhere would you be without your bones? Learn more about the skeletal system in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bones.html/ba77b482-c6eb-47da-90a4-3cb148f38f4d
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