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Patella Tendon Bruise
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
Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will also show if a piece of bone was pulled off of the patella or tibia. The diagnosis is made clinically - you cannot raise your leg straight up while keeping your knee straight. You may also feel a defect in the tendon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes at times: Menicus tears can be painful but some can settle down and be tolerable for years if smaller. People complain of difficulty squatting, twisting, getting up from chairs or toilets, going up and especially down stairs, sometimes sleeping and turning in bed hurts or touching your knees together in bed hurts. Injections of cortisone can give temporary relief, arthroscopy and menisectomy is the fix. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trauma, infxn, gout: Most common cause is student's elbow, from the repetitive resting on one's elbow. Infections are also common especially if fever, redness or warmth are present. In people with gout, bursitis can happen here. A rheumatologist and orthopedist are specialists who diagnose and treat this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more
Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?
? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 realignment procedure , soft tissue or boney or both. A lot needs 2 b taken into evaluating the cause & then deciding on a rx. ...Read more
Tear of the ACL torn at the femoral attachment has horizontal orientation grade2 strain MCL contusions posterior tibia moderate sized knee joint effu?
No! Effusion= fluid: In the kneefrom irritation of he linning of the joint, from any cause. Dislocation= when the 2 bones making a joint, are forcibly pulled apart, by tearing of the ligaments or the capsule/tendons. Very painful condition and shoud be reduced immediately, into its natural position to reestablish the bony surfaces of the joint. ...Read more
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
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 wasnt 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 doesnt 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?
Not unusual: 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 wont 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
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