"Everyone was more than comforting, and they all took the time to explain the entire process to me. Dr. Helfet was able to promise me that I would be able to walk normally again, and even dance at my daughter's wedding in the months to come. "
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The patella (kneecap) protects the knee joint and helps the leg move efficiently. Many conditions can cause pain when the patella moves, including damaged cartilage, fractures and “runner’s knee” (overuse). Read the stories of patients who had a kneecap condition or injury, but received the appropriate treatment at HSS to get back in the game.