An experienced physician can determine the best treatment option for the type of knee fracture.
Non-surgical treatment - If the knee is not displaced (the broken pieces of bone have not moved), a cast or splint may be recommended for a period time to aid in healing. A doctor may also determine the patient should not bear any weight on the knee for a period of time.
Surgical treatment – If the fracture is more severe, surgery will be required to bring the pieces of bone back together with pins, screws and/or wires.
Physical therapy is often prescribed as part of the recovery process to improve range of motion and overall health of the knee.