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Patellar tendon tear. how could that happen?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Patellar tendon: Any rupture of a tendon requires surgery or repair. Patellar tendon is pretty strong, it needs enormous amount of force or injury to rupture.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What could cause a patellar tendon tear?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
Unfortunately No: No. Patellar tendons, like other tendons in the body, do not regrow. They need to be surgically re-attached or augmented with tendon graft materials in the event of a rupture or injury.

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