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How long does a cracked Patella take to heal and how soon can you resume normal activity?

Posted by JennipherS

My 11 year old is on his 5th week with acracked knee cap. It was very minor but you can definately see the crack. Last week we went back and its filling in on the sides but still a small gap in the middle. They told us two more weeks and load him up on calcium through milk, cheese and yogurt.  Everything I read says injuries to the patella are casted so that the leg doesn't move but they acted like that wasn't necessary for his injury so we have just put a patella brace on his knee while he's walking around with this healing. 

He is our baseball pitcher and we are wondering if he will be able to resume that once this heals and if so, how long does it usually take?

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