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5 weeks post op patella fx and patella tendon rupture. Surgeon doesn't think i'll ever get full rom back, thinks most 90 degrees. Is that functional?

5 weeks post op patella fx and patella tendon rupture. Surgeon doesn't think i'll ever get full rom back, thinks most 90 degrees. Is that functional?

Bad combination: Very hard 2 get rom. At 5 wks ask if well healed so u can really push 4 rom. @ 29 with hard work with a mean pt u should get > 90. U have 2 be dedicated & committed & work very hard @ it even in ur spare time. Stationary bikes r of great help. C if they will let u come on on ur own & use the equipment. If not 3 mo health club membership is worth it. I'll bet u get > 90 if u really work @ it. ...Read more

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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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What's the outcome of knee cap tendon rupture?

What's the outcome of knee cap tendon rupture?

Surgery: A rupture of either the quadriceps tendon (above kneecap) or of the patella tendon (below kneecap) are both treated surgical especially if it is a complete tear. These two tendons are critical for proper knee function. They are responsible for straightening the knee. ...Read more

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Patellar tendon rupture--is it serious?

Patellar tendon rupture--is it serious?

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. ...Read more

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How do you fix a patellar tendon rupture?

How do you fix a patellar tendon rupture?

Patellar tendon: Repair of the patella tendon (pt) requires an incision in front of the knee. The tendon typically pulls away from the inferior pole of patella. Vertical drill holes made from inferior to superior patella. Stitches are placed through pt, passed through dril holes, and tied over top of patella. ...Read more

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How can you cure patellar tendon rupture?

How can you cure patellar tendon rupture?

Patellar tendon: If you have a complete patellar tendon rupture you would require surgical repair or reconstruction. ...Read more

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

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

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 ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for patellar tendon rupture?

Orthopaedic Surgeon: Any orthopaedic surgeon that operates on the knee should be able to take care of a patella tendon rupture. ...Read more

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Is it possible to return to football after having a patellar tendon rupture?

Is it possible to return to football after having a patellar tendon rupture?

Possible: Yes I believe it is possible
but rehab would take between 6-12 months
to achieve a full recovery.
Unless one is playing at a competitive
level, I wouldn't recommend a weekend
warrior to return to playing football
after such an injury.
Playing basketball would probably
even be more difficult. ...Read more

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I've got knee cap tendon rupture. Now what?

Orthopedic exam: It is very important to see an orthopedist asap
if you ruptured either your patella tendon or the quad muscle
attachment to the patella, you might require surgery to correct
the problem and obtain the best result. ...Read more

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Should I climb up and down stairs after 3 months of a patellar tendon rupture?

Should I climb up and down stairs after 3 months of a patellar tendon rupture?

Listen to body: Maximal healing is reached somewhere between 3-6 months... Your body usually tells you what you can and can't do.... Consider starting small stairs when ready and listen up your body (and your doctor). ...Read more

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Is it possible to return to play ball after a patellar tendon rupture?

Yes: A patellar tendon rupture requires surgery, and rehabilitation. Typical return to sport is at least 6 months, and may take 12 months. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have knee cap tendon rupture, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

My doctor says I have knee cap tendon rupture, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

Tendon Injuries: Injuries to the tendons on either side of the knee cap or patella can be either chronic or acute. Chronic injuries are more likely to be tendinitis with small partial tears. Acute injuries can be associated with a complete tear or rupture of the tendon. The tendon above the patella attaching to the quadriceps muscle is the quad tendon. The tendon below the patella is the patellar tendon. ...Read more

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My pediatrician says my child may have knee cap tendon rupture, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

My pediatrician says my child may have knee cap tendon rupture, but I don't understand. What does it mean?

Tendon rupture: The patella, or knee cap, has two major tendons that attach it to the bones and muscles around it - the patellar tendon and quadricepts tendon. If they are injured, they can usually be treated with therapy and bracing. Complete tears sometimes required surgery. ...Read more

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Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have knee cap tendon rupture?

Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have knee cap tendon rupture?

Torn tendon: Sounds like patellar tendon or quad tendon rupture. Complete tearing of either generally requires surgical repair or the individual will be unable to actively extend their knee making walking very difficult. Can't really be rehabed alone as the quad muscles have lost their attachment to the tibia below the knee joint. ...Read more

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Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

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 more

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What do I do after being diagnosed with an Achilles tendon rupture to my rt leg following a sporting injury?

Get treat. Options: Achilles ruptures can be treated either operatively or non-operatively. The important points cannot be covered entirely here. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area:

www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/footankle. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time from distal bicep tendon rupture surgery?

What is the normal recovery time from distal bicep tendon rupture surgery?

Usually: I can tell you from personal experience that 4-12 weeks. 12 weeks for full all out recovery. ...Read more

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29 y.O female. Diangosis patella baja following orif for ruptured patellar tendon (hardware placed). Surgery next week. What should I expect post op?

Ask doc: In general the skin takes 10-14 days to heal. The patella tendon portion of the surgery will take 6 weeks for the primary tendon repait o heal during which time you will probably be immobilized fr 2 weeks then braced adnallowed motion (rate limited by your surgeon) ultimatley will start muscle strengthening which may take 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Can patella tendon pain in a knee replacement be an indication that the tendon may rupture? And will ice or heat be more beneficial

Can patella tendon pain in a knee replacement be an indication that the tendon may rupture? And will ice or heat be more beneficial

Not gonna rupture: Patellar tendon pain is not a sign that it's going to rupture. However ice the better option for helping reduce pain from patella tendinitis. I would consider also taking some oral anti-inflammatories and get physical therapy to help with this which is most effective. Your final choice to consider is platelets rich plasma injections into the patella tendon. Good luck and see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I ruptured and damaged my MCL beyond repair, dislodged all cartilage in my knee, ruptured my ACL, damaged my PCL and unattached and damaged my patella tendon. I got badly tripped and would like to know what I would feel if I had re-damaged the patella ten

I ruptured and damaged my MCL beyond repair, dislodged all cartilage in my knee, ruptured my ACL, damaged my PCL and unattached and damaged my patella tendon. I got badly tripped and would like to know what I would feel if I had re-damaged the patella ten

Depends: Injury and pain is felt differently by different people. If you have not had the previous injuries repaired, it may be difficult to feel any significant difference. The function of your knee (being able to straighten it and hold it off the ground while sitting) may be affected with a patellar tendon injury -but may not be. An MRI is sometimes the only way to see the injury. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you educate me about tendon rupture?

Can you educate me about tendon rupture?

Direct trauma: Tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates rapidly, and the foot does not release from its flexed state.
Injuries for tendon ruptures also take the longest to resolve, which can be from 8-20 weeks, depending on the amount and time of damage to the tendon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tendon rupture?

What is the definition or description of: Tendon rupture?

Discontinuity: A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this mechanism can be disrupted. ...Read more

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What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

Awful: A full blown true rupture leaving a depression in the tendon called a dell may require surgery. An MRI will help make that decision. A partial rupture or tear may not. The latter will need immobilization, non weight bearing, rest, elevation, ice, and meds... ...Read more

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What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

Direct trauma: Achilles tendon injuries are very catastrophic. Usually occurs when the foot is in a fixed plantargrade position and the tibia (shinbone) externally rotates rapidly, and the foot does not release from its flexed state.
Injuries for achilles tendon ruptures also take the longest to resolve, which can be from 8-20 weeks, depending on the amount and time of damage to the tendon. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture take to heal?

Achilles Rupture: It depends on the rehab protocol your doctor uses. Some of the more aggressive protocols let people do sport specific exercises at around 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon rupture?

How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon rupture?

A few things...: Most people with ruptures experience pain, swelling and inability to flex the ankle in the direction of the sole of their foot. Some will see what appears to be a bruise at the site of the rupture. If you think you ruptured your achilles tendon I recommend you see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at: www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an Achilles tendon rupture?

What are the symptoms of an Achilles tendon rupture?

Severe: Pain, sweling, unable to point toes downward. Often hear or feel a loud pop. Extreme difficulty or inability to walk. ...Read more

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Who do I see about a neglected Achilles tendon rupture?

See: A board cetified foot and ankle specialist. Will need MRI to determine extent of damage and if any surgery is needed. ...Read more

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How long does Achilles tendon rupture pain usually last?

How long does Achilles tendon rupture pain usually last?

Depends: It depends if you let it heal by just immobilization or if you have surgery.
Surgery will usually speed up the healing process because the tendon is repaired, but this will still take about 8 weeks. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more