A 46-year-old female asked:
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had fluid drained 7 weeks after patella femoral replacement now my patella has extreme pain when i lift my knee in a bent position. is my tendon torn?

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Dr. Steven Shannon
7 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Postop PFA: Highly unlikely for you to have a patellar tendon rupture. I do hope that you are engaging in appropriate follow up with your orthopaedic surgeon and also maintain compliance with the postop exercise and rehab program they have put together for you.
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lifting Ur knee-: -while bent does no use your quads & therefore does not test the quad tendon or the patellar. Inability 2 straighten your knee at all would mean a deficiency. Just initiating knee extension you can easily feel the patellar tendon. Same with the quad tendon. Don't do more than your surgeon allows, but just the initiation of ext should be okay.
Answered on Feb 25, 2019
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Dr. Juan Agudelo
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Tendonitis: Versus patellar implant loosening or improper alignment. Try ice, rest, range of motion exercise. If pain continues then get orthopaedic eval.
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