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Whats a high grade partial tear of patella tendon?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Be seen: The patellar tendon connects the knee cap to the tibia. Without your patella tendon, you can not straighten your knee and it would be difficult to walk. A partial tear means it is not completely torn, but a high grade means it is pretty close to a complete tear. It is probably going to need to be fixed or you may have a poor outcome. Thank you.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
See orthopedic surgeon.
Sep 29, 2013

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