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What are the symptoms for a torn patella tendon?

What are the symptoms for a torn patella tendon?

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

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


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How long to recover from a severed patella tendon?

How long to recover from a severed patella tendon?

3 months: Assuming that it has been repaired with surgery, you are looking at 3+ months of protected knee motion to allow for the repair to heal. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of a torn patella tendon?

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

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What should I do to rehab my torn patella tendon?

What should I do to rehab my torn patella tendon?

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 more

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Whats a high grade partial tear of patella tendon?

Whats a high grade partial tear of patella tendon?

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. ...Read more

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Pain on base of patella (not the tendon). What can cause this?

Tendonitis usually: The attachment of the tendons or ligaments to bone can get inflamed - insertional tendonitis, assuming no fractures on xrays. Usually this results from somewhat tight quadriceps (thigh muscles), and a course of stretching with antiinflammatories helps.If this is not an isolated site of the inflammation, with other places in the body inflamed as well, a rheumatological workup would be in order. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing occasional pinches/ sharp pain in &around my patella tendon. The pain lasts for a second or two then goes away.

I'm experiencing occasional pinches/ sharp pain in &around my patella tendon. The pain lasts for a second or two then goes away.

I think you certain-: Ly have the it band issue. You probably need therapy for stretching exercises, maybe us would also help. These and the pain meds you are taking should resolve the problem. The natural history of such an issue is that they do resolve over a period of time ( maybe 3-5 yrs) or longer. Do see your orhopod to exclude any other associated condition in the knee. Good luck.0. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 

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Be seen: I hope that you are mistaken about your assessment. Injection of steroids like cortisone into a tendon will invariably make them fail. Hopefully, it was injected around or behind it. That said, you need to see your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Dr. John Michalski
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