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how long does a torn patella tendon take to heal

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: The injury could be due to fracture of the pattela ths could take about 8-12 weeks to heal.

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Dr. Ronald Krinick
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually 6 weeks: Ligament injury is graded by the amount of stretch or tearing and the resulting instability. Treatment varies based on injury from minimal to pt with ... Read More
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies greatly: A sprain means a ligament (bone to bone) connector is stretched. There are four. The acl and PCL protect front to back movement of the tibia under the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually dramatic: This is typically a painful, traumatic and debilitating injury. Initial symptoms would be pain in the front of the knee, diffuse swelling around the k ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Can't extend knee: If your patella tendon is completely torn, you can't actively straighten out your knee. Because your patella tendon connects your thigh muscle and pat ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Both are serious : I do believe the result from repair them the patellar tendon give better result.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
18 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3 months: Assuming that it has been repaired with surgery, you are looking at 3+ months of protected knee motion to allow for the repair to heal.
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Bock
Specializes in General Practice
Was it repaired?: If you already have had it surgically repaired, then you have been assigned an orthopedist, whose advice, obviously you should follow. If it was not ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cory Annis
29 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Probably: The age of the injury, and your age means there's been a long time to build up scar tissue. Which you are now going to try to remodel with exercises a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carl Deirmengian
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No. It alters force.: No. It actually alters the force across the tendon.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible: Must strengthen and stretch. Follow with slow return to activity.
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