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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If it is ruptured---: -no, if immobilized in extension, a fibrous repair is made by the body, but it is loose & there is a severe ext. lag. repaired it will heal well.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee". This is typically considered an overuse injury but can be exacerbated b ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Patellar tendon: Any rupture of a tendon requires surgery or repair. Patellar tendon is pretty strong, it needs enormous amount of force or injury to rupture.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Patellar tendon: Any rupture of a tendon requires surgery or repair.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Arbes
43 years experience Podiatry
Strengthen tendon: Actually when we prescribe exercises for achilles strengthening we are really strengthening the muscle. The best and quickest exercise for this area a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
20 years experience Podiatry
Achilles Tendonitis: The Achilles Tendon is the longest, strongest and thickest tendon in the body. Proper stretching before and after exercise and proper warm ups before ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Many ways : Rest from the offending activity, with jumping being a common cause. Ice, nsaids and a patellar tendon strap. Physical therapy with a focus on quad st ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renn Crichlow
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Quad strengthening: The biggest thing is working on quadriceps strengthening. The most important is straight leg rasing. The other part of exercise is to avoid deep fle ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Leland
30 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Depends: Achilles tendon "injuries" may include complete ruptures, degenerative tears, tendonosis, and tendonitis. Treatment varies significantly depending on ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Exercise but need: Exercise is the best way, but you need imaging like ultrasound or MRI to see what the tendon looks like
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Zuckman
41 years experience Podiatry
Resistive weights: Why do you think your hamstrings are weak? Be very careful not to cause a muscle imbalance with your quads!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend what kind: Of injury and were it is located. Grade 1 up to grade 3. Medial or lateral or inside the knee. Every one of them have different method of treatment ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A common problem: Most postoperative patellar tendinitis is "self-limiting" and tends to fade away during the course of the necessary rehabilitation for your new ligame ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your Orthopod &: Follow his/her advise. Knee brace is used to stabilize the knee while the ligament is healing. Pain meds like the nsaids are used. Crutches may be use ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgery: For complete patellar tendon ruptures this is surgery for repair. For partial tears or degeneration (tendinosis/tendinopathy) can maybe consider ther ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Stip ups: Situps and hip extensions.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Pt sometimes helps: Physical therapy sometimes helps.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Exercise: Light weight 2-4 pounds taking wrist thru range of motion.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You cannot strengthen ligaments but you can strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Weight training your legs will help.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
45 years experience Podiatry
Rest: It is important to determine if the tendons are, in fact, torn. You may need to have an MRI to do this. If they are torn, they may need to be repai ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Not likely. : There are times when the two are related but that's usually because if underling autoimmune disease.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Diagnose the problem: Early and treat it properly.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Piller
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest and rehab: See an orthopedic surgeon if your primary care md is uncomfortable with diagnosing and managing the injury. Usually a sprained knee ligament is manage ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Patellar dislocation: Is alway laterally (to the outside of knee). It tends to reocurr. Make the inside muscles of front of thigh stronger by bending knee slightly and lif ... Read More
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