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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in 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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hicks
42 years experience in 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
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
18 years experience in 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 in 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience in Hand Surgery
Yes and no: Rehab is possible for a small rotator cuff tear. Surgery is necessary for a bicep, achilles or patellar tendon rupture.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience in Hand Surgery
Yes: The proximal or distal biceps or the rotator cuff are the most common tendons injured when shoveling.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience in 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 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have. Is it in the same arm or elbow area? Is this from an injury? Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience in Podiatry
Most commonly it: Is from a foreceful motion with a sudden change in direction which applies a torque to the tendon. Examples are a sudden change in direction when pla ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
When nonop tx fails: Surgery is not usually the first line of treatment for chronic injuries such as you described: degenerative (chronic) PHMMT, and patellar tendinosis ( ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Any time there is enough inflammation in a tendon and with the right stress, the tendon can rupture. See a reputable orthopedist or sports medicine p ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience in Rheumatology
Rest first: Ice down the tendon, take a nonsteroid if able, rest and avoid stairs, bikes, jumping jacks. When better do quad sets and isometrics. Avoid things th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Not fun: Achilles is a major tendon in the leg which plays important role in foot function. Ruptures are sometimes treated via cast immobilization and other ti ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
??: I suppose it is possible ( "anything is possible") but I have never seen it to the best of my recollection a tear of the muscle belly though is perha ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Possibly...: While this is possible, it is not usually the case. See a podiatrist for conservative treatment and preventative measures.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Your question is???: What is your question? Making a statement is not asking a question. Ii assume you have discussed your options with an orthopedist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Injury pat. tendon: Patellar tendonitis is an inflammation of patellar tendon , an injury that affects the tendon connecting the kneecap to your shinbone.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Broken tendon: The thigh muscle forms as a tendon as it nears its insertion in the knee. When the thigh muscles contract, it straightens out the knee. It is essentia ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience in Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia b ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience in Radiology
Several issues: Chondromalacia means you have abnormal cartilage in the inside part of your knee where the kneecap (patella) sits. Everything else means you have flu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Christiano
23 years experience in Sports Medicine
Surgery: A rupture of either the quadriceps tendon (above kneecap) or of the patella tendon (below kneecap) are both treated surgical especially if it is a com ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Hand surgeon : If you were in Norfolk virgina there is many options available you need to find a plastic surgeon that is a hand board certified like myself. You will ... Read More
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