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how to treat patellar tendonitis after acl surgery?

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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 ligament. Stretching, icing, NSAIDs, and motion or often all that is needed to make the tendinitis go away.
Answered on Sep 19, 2014
Dr. Scott Graham
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
This is common: It is very common for someone to have this after surgery. It occurs more often with autogenous PT grafts. Ice often, stretch you hamstrings, do cross-friction massage in area that is most tender, take some NSAID's as needed, do stim at PT, try Ketoprofen skin patches and just wait. If is has been longer than 18months, then consider trying a PRP injection. 14% of patients can have it long term.
Answered on Apr 5, 2015

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