A 50-year-old member asked:
Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper answered
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 also show if a piece of bone was pulled off of the patella or tibia. The diagnosis is made clinically - you cannot raise your leg straight up while keeping your knee straight. You may also feel a defect in the tendon.
Answered on Apr 12, 2020
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