Top 20 Doctor insights on: Patella tendon bruise
I bruised my patellar tendon in my knee, and I was wondering if I need crutches, and if I can still be working out on it.?
Depends: It really depends on the extent of the injury. If it is just a bruise and seems to be already getting better after a week or so, you will likely be ok. However, if it is not getting better it could be more serious and you should see a doctor to get checked out. ...Read more
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Fell on knee snowboarding; swelling, bruising, searing pain in patellar tendon area when flexing foot up; can move, walk, stand fine. Thoughts?
I have a bruise on the back area of my knee and I wasn't hit there. I was wondering if it could be a muscle or tendon tear? I have a big blue black and purple bruise on the back of my knee around where my calf and thigh connect. Its on my right leg on the
Fell of my bike and injured knee a week ago. It hurts to bend knee and lift leg when walking. Torn tendon? Deep muscle bruising? See Dr or wait?
Usually dramatic: This is typically a painful, traumatic and debilitating injury. Initial symptoms would be pain in the front of the knee, diffuse swelling around the knee, and difficulty straightening the knee without assistance. Often the leg feels powerless and as if you are dragging it, because the powerful quad muscle in your thigh is no longer connected to the lower leg (tibia). Seek medical attention. ...Read more
Typically immobiliza: Tion and rest will assist in the healing of a patellar tendon tear. It is critical to not continue to perform activity that might fully rupture the tendon. I treat my patients in a knee immobilizer for 4 weeks crutches as needed, nsaids and then gentle pt out to 8 weeks from injury. ...Read more
If the dr said you can go back to exercise 1 week after a strained patella tendon does that mean it was not that serious? X-rays were normal
Evaluation: Your physician gave you advice after evaluation. Most likely he is right. If your are stil concern go for second opinion. ...Read more
Can't extend knee: If your patella tendon is completely torn, you can't actively straighten out your knee. Because your patella tendon connects your thigh muscle and patella to your shin bone (tibia). If its partially torn you have weakness with knee extension, difficulty with stair climbing and anterior knee pain. ...Read more
Was it repaired?: If you already have had it surgically repaired, then you have been assigned an orthopedist, whose advice, obviously you should follow. If it was not a full tear, and was not treated surgically, and it is a guessing game as to how much you can do with it. Rehab, per se, won't help your chances of further tear. It is inherent to the injury itself and your own situation, your ultimate success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only a hands on-: -xam & images can give U an answer. C an orthopedist & have it evaluated. It certainly is not an emergency, so call & make an appointment. Usually a sub patellar chondral lesion, such as chondromalacia (sp), or a chondral flap that can B addressed by arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more
If you have cortisone in your patella tendon 14yrs ago and now have pain in that area when you go up/down stairs should I be worried?
I have patella tendonitis have been told it could take up to a year to come right as 14yr injury is this true have exercises to stregnthen tendon.
Probably: The age of the injury, and your age means there's been a long time to build up scar tissue. Which you are now going to try to remodel with exercises and good care. Look at it this way...It's only taking 7% as much time to fix the injury as it did to get to where you are now! Be patient and persistent with your exercise and working with your practitioners. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both.: They are both serious injuries. A torn patellar tendon results in a knee that doesn't function. An ACL tear results in an unstable knee, that can give out on you. The patellar tendon always requires surgical repair. The ACL usually requires surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The short way to the: Find out cause for the pattelar tendon pain. Stretching exercise for the knee no long hours of walking or sitting in one position and the use anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more
No. It alters force.: No. It actually alters the force across the tendon. ...Read more
Is it normal for your knee cap to float back off-center years after having a lateral release procedure on the patella tendon?
A few possibilities:
maybe the release wasn't complete enough to cure the problem
maybe you need to build up your quads especially on the medial side
maybe you've gained weight and that has made matters worse
How about an exam to get a good evaluation? ...Read more
Had ruptered patella tendon surgery, was stuck at 78 degrees had manipulation quads won't let me get past 105 any suggestions?
Next step harder:
The next step may be more difficult. The knee can be stiff from scar either within or outside the knee. As your quadriceps was not the the focus of the injury, it may not be the major portion of the remaining problem.
The repair may have had to be done in a way that shortened the tissue available or there may be scar behind the repaired tendon.
A surgery to remove scar may help some. ...Read more
Why won't any ortho doctors help me with my knee? I was told I have a torn medial patella tendon. It feels like it's catching. Please help!!!
My son 18 has a strained patella tendon after this heals will this return every time he runs or will exercise help prevent it from returning?
Possible: Must strengthen and stretch. Follow with slow return to activity. ...Read more