Need advise on non-displaced hairline knee fracture.
After an x-ray & MRI, my 86 year-old mother was diagnosed with a "non-displaced hairline fracture" of the knee. This injury occurred about 3 weeks ago - What should she do while we wait to see an orthopedist? Should the knee be immobilized? Should she stay off of it ?
Hi Thanks for your query After going through suffering,even a hair line fracture needs immobilization to preevent displacement and she should not stand or put weight on that limb.So,my advise would be give her knee immobolizer belt for 4-6 weeks time and she should take balanced diet rich in calcium (1000mg/day) and vitamin D (1000 i.u. /day) along with vitaminB12, B6. I hope this information will be helpful and I shall be glad to answer further. Take care Regards Dr.chugh, Orthopaedic surgeon Virtual clinic http://bit.ly/drmchugh
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