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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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I had patella tendon repair 8 weeks ago and the knee Is warm to touch I can bend 60-70 degrees?

I had patella tendon repair 8 weeks ago and the knee Is warm to touch I can bend 60-70 degrees?

To some degree: Some degree of inflammation and subsequent increased warmth is normal after a patellar tendon repair, but if it starts feeling red, hot, or associated with a lot of swelling or discharge it could be s sign of infection and you would need to make sure your surgeon is aware. ...Read more

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Hi I had patella tendon repair 8 weeks ago and I'm now bending my knee to 60-70 degrees, but my knee is warm to touch. Is this normal?

Hi I had patella tendon repair 8 weeks ago and I'm now bending my knee to 60-70 degrees, but my knee is warm to touch. Is this normal?

To some degree: Some degree of inflammation and subsequent increased warmth is normal after a patellar tendon repair, but if it starts feeling red, hot, or associated with a lot of swelling or discharge it could be s sign of infection and you would need to make sure your surgeon is aware. ...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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Can the patellar tendon ever grow back?

Can the patellar tendon ever grow back?

If it is ruptured---: -no, if immobilized in extension, a fibrous repair is made by the body, but it is loose & there is a severe ext. Lag. Repaired it will heal well. ...Read more

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How to tell if my patellar tendon is overstretched?

How to tell if my patellar tendon is overstretched?

Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee". This is typically considered an overuse injury but can be exacerbated by hamstring tightness. Typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical thearpy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections. For more info
http://drmarkgalland. Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from patellar tendon surgery?

Depends: There are several different types of surgery that can be performed on the patellar tendon- arthroscopic, tendon repair, and tendon realignment to name a few. You will need to discuss specifically with your orthopaedic surgeon. Work with a physical therapist knowledgable about your case to help with your recovery. ...Read more

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Is the patellar tendon used in reconstructing the acl?

Is the patellar tendon used in reconstructing the acl?

Yes: The patellar tendon and hamstring tendons are the most common grafts used to reconstruct the acl; it cannot be repaired once torn. Another option is to use an allograft which means a cadaver tissue graft from a deseased person. These are also often patellar tendon or hamstring grafts. The literature is mixed but in general, using your own tissue is more successfull than using an allograft. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a patellar tendon injury?

What are signs and symptoms of a patellar tendon injury?

Loss of extension: An intact patellar tendon is necessary to full straighten out or extend the knee. With a complete rupture, you will not be able to actively extend your knee against gravity. There may also be a defect which you may be able to feel with your finger where the defect occurred. Partial tears or tendinitis present with pain over the tendon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the patellar tendon and an acl?

What is the difference between the patellar tendon and an acl?

Ones a ligament: The acl is an importan ligament (ligaments connect bone to bone), that restrains anterior or forward translation of the tibia. The patellar tendon is a tendon (tendons connect muscle to bone). They serve very different functions. The central third of the patellar tendon is frequently used to reconstruct a torn acl. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could lose weight while recovering from a strained patellar tendon?

Diet: Watch what u eat is the single best thing u can do as well as exercise other parts of ur body ...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?

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 does patellar tendon-lateral femoral condyle friction syndrome mean?

Friction: This refers to friction between your patellar tendon (the part just under your kneecap), and the end of your femur. Misalignment of the patella can be a cause, which is why physical therapy can be very effective, to restore better patellar tracking. Other treatment options include injections, nsaids (i.e. Ibuprofen, aleve), and surgery. ...Read more

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I was kicked by a horse that cut through my patellar tendon 2.5 yrs later and still can't run/walk, what can I do?

I was kicked by a horse that cut through my patellar tendon 2.5 yrs later and still can't run/walk, what can I do?

Orthopaedic referral: You should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of knee and specifically extensor mechanism injuries. Any treatment plan will initially evaluate your x-rays (also likely mri), knee motion and strength (focusing on injured extensor mechanism [patellar tendon]) and overall knee stability. Your first step is to obtain a thorough orthopaedic evaluation. ...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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How is a partial tear of the patellar tendon treated? My leg is only comfortable when flexed. Thanks!

How is a partial tear of the patellar tendon treated? My leg is only comfortable when flexed. Thanks!

Ouch: Once you are certain this is a partial patella tendon rupture you need to rest it for a period of time in a brace. See your orthopedic surgeon for additional recommendations. ...Read more

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