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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Patellar Tendon Rupture (Overview)

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


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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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Patellar Tendon Rupture (Overview)

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


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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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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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Ruptured tendon rehab possible?

Ruptured tendon rehab possible?

Yes and no: Rehab is possible for a small rotator cuff tear. Surgery is necessary for a bicep, achilles or patellar tendon rupture. ...Read more

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Ruptured tendon shoveling?

Ruptured tendon shoveling?

Yes: The proximal or distal biceps or the rotator cuff are the most common tendons injured when shoveling. ...Read more

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Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

Lateral epicondylitis, tendinopathy with multiple tendon ruptures along extensor tendon. Treatment options?

That is a very com--: Plex problem that you have. Is it in the same arm or elbow area? Is this from an injury? Without being seen ; examined/investigated, its difficult to address all your issues in a meaningful way. You need to see an orthopod or a elbow/shoulder surgeon to get the best advice, as otherwise you'll get a pot pouri of suggestions, which may or may not help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes an Achilles tendon rupture?

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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Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella, subcutaneous edema

Surgery? Degeneration posterior horn of meniscus, tendinosis/partial thickness tearing of patellar tendon at interpolar patella,  subcutaneous edema

When nonop tx fails: Surgery is not usually the first line of treatment for chronic injuries such as you described: degenerative (chronic) PHMMT, and patellar tendinosis (vs partial inferio pole tear). Nonoperative management: physical therapy, stretching program, NSAIDs, rest, ice, may all help considerably. Arthroscopy to debride a degenerative meniscal tear due to persistent mechanical symptoms may be needed later. ...Read more

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Can patella tendonitis develop into a torn ligament?

Can patella tendonitis develop into a torn ligament?

Yes: Any time there is enough inflammation in a tendon and with the right stress, the tendon can rupture. See a reputable orthopedist or sports medicine physician for consultation if concerned. ...Read more

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Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery. ...Read more

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What is Achilles tendon rupture like?

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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Can the soleus rupture *without* the Achilles tendon also rupturing?

Can the soleus rupture *without* the Achilles tendon also rupturing?

??: I suppose it is possible ( "anything is possible") but I have never seen it to the best of my recollection a tear of the muscle belly though is perhaps more likely ...Read more

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Can Achilles tendonitis cause the tendon to rupture?

Can Achilles tendonitis cause the tendon to rupture?

Possible: Chronic achilles tendonitis may lead to rupture. We are talking years of swelling of the tendon causing micro tears in the tendon. Please see a podiatrist or orthopedist for further treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Whats patellar tendonitis?

Whats patellar tendonitis?

Injury pat. tendon: Patellar tendonitis is an inflammation of patellar tendon , an injury that affects the tendon connecting the kneecap to your shinbone. ...Read more

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What is ruptured knee tendon?

What is ruptured knee tendon?

Broken tendon: The thigh muscle forms as a tendon as it nears its insertion in the knee. When the thigh muscles contract, it straightens out the knee. It is essential to normal walking. When that tendon ruptures (or breaks), it almost always needs to be surgically repaired. ...Read more

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Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia bone. ...Read more

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I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage.Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion.Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis?

I had multiplanar mri&impresion:chondromalacia of medial trochlear cartilage.Moderate popliteal cyst with mild joint effusion.Pes anserine bursitis, prepatellar&intrapat bursitis?

Several issues: Chondromalacia means you have abnormal cartilage in the inside part of your knee where the kneecap (patella) sits. Everything else means you have fluid and/or inflammation in various places around your knee. A bursa is a sac that usually only has a little bit of fluid in it but can get inflamed and be painful. Popliteal cyst = baker cyst, which is accumulation of fluid in the back of the knee. ...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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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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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


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