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Ruptured patellar tendon repair 8 weeks ago, having cerclage wire removed soon. What is recovery from that 2nd surgery. Am I weight bearing immediate?

Ruptured patellar tendon repair 8 weeks ago, having cerclage wire removed soon.  What is recovery from that 2nd surgery. Am I weight bearing immediate?

Recovery: Is minimal after removal of the wire. Your weightbearing status won't really change based on its removal but rather your surgeon. I would imagine you will be weightbear as tolerated but only your surgeon will know the extent of ur repair ...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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What works best for an ACL repair? Hamstring, patellar tendon or a cadaber

What works best for an ACL repair? Hamstring, patellar tendon or a cadaber

They all work well.: The three types of grafts all are acceptable in acl reconstruction. It really depends on what graft your surgeon is most comfortable using. As well as, whether you want to use your own tendons or if you care about a cadaver. Long term results are excellent using auto or allografts. ...Read more

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What could cause a patellar tendon tear?

What could cause a patellar tendon tear?

Unfortunately No: No. Patellar tendons, like other tendons in the body, do not regrow. They need to be surgically re-attached or augmented with tendon graft materials in the event of a rupture or injury. ...Read more

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Patellar tendon tear. How could that happen?

Patellar tendon tear. How could that happen?

Patellar tendon: Any rupture of a tendon requires surgery or repair. Patellar tendon is pretty strong, it needs enormous amount of force or injury to rupture. ...Read more

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What is done for a partial tear in the patellar tendon?

What is done for a partial tear in the patellar tendon?

Cast, brace: A slight partial tear in the tendon can probably be treated with either a cast or brace for 6-8 weeks. A complete or almost complete tear would require a surgical repair. ...Read more

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Can you fix a partially torn patellar tendon with surgery?

Can you fix a partially torn patellar tendon with surgery?

I would think so: please discuss with an orthopedic. I believe there is an arthroscopic procedure for this ...Read more

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Is a partially torn patellar tendon capable of healing to a point of regaining full pain free function? Expected timeline on it becoming healed?

Is a partially torn patellar tendon capable of healing to a point of regaining full pain free function? Expected timeline on it becoming healed?

Possibly...or not...: Unfortunately, these partial tears can just continue to hurt with sports. Always treat these first with hamstring stretching, avoiding plyometric explosive exercises, ice alot, do cross friction massage and rest for 6 wks at min. If that is not successful, consider a PRP injection next. Open debridement with surgery would be the final option if pain persists. Never have a cortisone shot for this. ...Read more

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For what reason is the patellar tendon used in reconstructing the acl?

For what reason is the patellar tendon used in reconstructing the acl?

Good graft source: It is readily available and a strong graft. Most surgeons now use hamstrings instead because of lower morbidity at the harvest site. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Jay
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Tendon Repair (Definition)

Tendons are located at the interface between bone and muscle. Tendon repair is performed by either reattaching an avulsed tendon to bone or by reapproximating the two torn edges of a tendon torn within the substance ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more