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patellar tendonitis after acl surgery

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : It does vary somewhat. Anterior knee pain is more common if the graft was taken from the patellar tendon itself as opposed to the hamstring or an all ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You can treat it by consulting with the surgeon who did the ACL repair and following his/her advice.
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Fail to respond: If you are not responding to conservative treatment with med, physical therapy, patella strap after few months, surgery may be necessary but in rare i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Wait : Surgery is only indicated for patients who have failed a thorough course of non-operative care. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon to understand your b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Tightness over the patella with bending most often represents fluid within the joint (effusion). Typically the knee no longer swells after 3 weeks, so ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many graft choices: The latest multicenter level I clinical trials confirm that both allograft (donated cadaveric frozen tissue) and autograft (your own tisse; e.g., pate ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience sports medicine
ACL surgery: Following ACL surgery and bone patellar tendon bone (BPTB) autograft it is not unusual to have post operative swelling from the graft site. I am conce ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Your Surgeon is in best position to tell you. Sometimes full range of motion is never achieved after surgery even with PT
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Walter
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Acl: Not sure exactly but if the graft was "too long" the knee may end up loose. I'm not sure what he meant by "too long" because I have never seen that be ... Read More
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