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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: It is a significant knee injury it will need to be surgically repaired and then immoblized for 6-8 weeks to allow healing. If it is not repaired, ... Read More
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Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery: Patella tendon rupture is a potentiall serious injury that could comprmise you affected leg depends on the extent, complete or partiial. Surgery is ... Read More
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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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Disconnect: An injury to the connection between the quad tendon and lower leg(tibia). Due to this injury the patient is unable to extend the leg. There is a disco ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Wang
Dr. Eric Wang answered
18 years experience Radiology
Orthopedic Surgeon: Patellar tendon rupture is a severe knee injury which usually requires surgical intervention by an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Possible: Yes i believe it is possible but rehab would take between 6-12 months to achieve a full recovery. Unless one is playing at a competitive level, i ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Greene
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Listen to body: Maximal healing is reached somewhere between 3-6 months... Your body usually tells you what you can and can't do.... Consider starting small stairs wh ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: A patellar tendon rupture requires surgery, and rehabilitation. Typical return to sport is at least 6 months, and may take 12 months.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will als ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Ask doc: In general the skin takes 10-14 days to heal. The patella tendon portion of the surgery will take 6 weeks for the primary tendon repait o heal during ... Read More
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