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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: patellar tendon rupture?

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Disconnect: An injury to the connection between the quad tendon and lower leg(tibia). Due to this injury the patient is unable to extend the leg. There is a disconnect in the quadriceps extensor mechanism and the lower leg. Usually requires surgical reapair

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How can you cure patellar tendon rupture?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keith Joe
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Surgery: For complete patellar tendon ruptures this is surgery for repair. For partial tears or degeneration (tendinosis/tendinopathy) can maybe consider therapy and protected activity.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How do you fix a patellar tendon rupture?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Surgery: Patella tendon rupture is a potentiall serious injury that could comprmise you affected leg depends on the extent, complete or partiial. Surgery is the usual fix although long leg immonbilization and/or casting is optional depending on the injury.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Patellar tendon rupture--is it serious?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: It is a significant knee injury it will need to be surgically repaired and then immoblized for 6-8 weeks to allow healing. If it is not repaired, it will be difficult to walk especially on stairs.

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