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What Are The Side-effects Of Kneecap Removal?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Nov 2017
Question: busted patellar what are the side effects of removing the knee cap--short term and long term?

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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
The complications vary from infection to functional defects

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to HealthcareMagic! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in the best way possible. First of all, it is sad to know what you had gone through.

Based on the history you have shared, the complications may vary from short term to long term and short terms are usually the same as related to every surgical procedure like infection, local surrounding tissue injury or inflammation etc. But long-term complications may include affecting on joint stability while walking or standing for longer durations.

Also, the protection of knee joint is affected anteriorly due to its absence. One better option is, to go for a patella replacement surgery but if the repeated failures are due to replacement strategy, removal can still be opted.

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Hope this has answered your query if you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

Regards.


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What Are The Side-effects Of Kneecap Removal?

Brief Answer: The complications vary from infection to functional defects Detailed Answer: Hi! Welcome to HealthcareMagic! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in the best way possible. First of all, it is sad to know what you had gone through. Based on the history you have shared, the complications may vary from short term to long term and short terms are usually the same as related to every surgical procedure like infection, local surrounding tissue injury or inflammation etc. But long-term complications may include affecting on joint stability while walking or standing for longer durations. Also, the protection of knee joint is affected anteriorly due to its absence. One better option is, to go for a patella replacement surgery but if the repeated failures are due to replacement strategy, removal can still be opted. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Hope this has answered your query if you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Regards.