Sharing Mayo Clinic

Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Posts (1)

Feb 13, 2018 · A Life Restored

I had total knee replacement on both knees in 2012. I always had pain in the right knee, pain had diminished in the left one approximately a year after surgery. I returned to my surgeon in Nov. 2017. X-rays showed break in the right patella. Dec. 11th the patella was removed. The surgeon has suggested my only option at this point, due to the pain, is a cadaver patella replacement. He has never done one. I’m curious as to how long it takes to find a replacement cadaver patella, recovery time, etc.

Contact Us · Privacy Policy