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Patellar Tendon Repair
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
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the average time to rehab and return to work (truck driver) after surgery to repair torn LCL, MCL, and Patellar tendon? Surgery was 8-12-14.
Yoursurgeon: The best one to answer this for you is your sugeon.S/he should have given you instructions.Speedy recovery. ...Read more
I would think so: please discuss with an orthopedic. I believe there is an arthroscopic procedure for this ...Read more
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
Convenience: The reasons are: 1) it is similiar in size and length the the native acl, 2) it can be harvested from the same knee without a significant deficit longterm, 3) it is conveniently in the same general area as the acl surgery, 4) it has similar strength properties that can easily be fixed on the bony ends. It doesn't mean that it is the best or only way, it has just always been convenient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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