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My son just had patella surgery on 10/12. His injury was not the same as yours so I don't know if this will answer your questions or not. He dislocated his knee twice in 3 days, which meant 2 trips to the ER. To make a long story short his knee was dislocating because he chipped a bone and that allowed the patella to move freely. He had an open repair. (30 stitches) The doctor then inserted 2 anchors into the patella, tighten some ligament that were stretched, and removed the bone chip. Recovery has not been that bad. He's in a knee immobilizer 24/7, for 6 weeks. He was allowed to bear weight as tolerated right after surgery. He did use a walker for a few days. Was on pain medicine for a few day. He went back to work this week. So he was off only 2 weeks. Today is 3 weeks post surgery and he is doing well.
He may need PT after he gets rid of the brace, but the Dr says its pretty easy excercises that we should be able to do them on our own.
hope this answers some of your questions.





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