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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 is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?

What is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?

Variable: Protocols vary a great deal, but typically the meniscus needs about 12 weeks to heal before aggressive range of motion and strengthening can begin. Typically 6-8 months before return to cutting sports is required. ...Read more

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Does a torn pattelar tendon ever grow back?

Does a torn pattelar tendon ever grow back?

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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What is a pattelar tendon graft?

What is a  pattelar tendon graft?

Auto or allograft: It is a piece of tendon below the patella or knee cap along with a piece of the patellar bone itself, either from the same person or donated and harvested from cadavers(allograft). ...Read more

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What to do if I had ACL reconstruction on 28th feb..my doctor used pattelar tendon graft.?

What to do if I had ACL reconstruction on 28th feb..my doctor used pattelar tendon graft.?

Follow instructions: Patellar tendon graft are considered one of the gold standard grafts, usually over time the tendon and bone where the graft wastaken fro heal, the knee will again recovery and begin to function normally ...Read more

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How can I prevent pattelar pain ?

How can I prevent pattelar pain ?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasing swelling and pain as well as improving strength and range of motion. Recurring tendinitis could be occurring due to needing to improve running form or perhaps needing orthotics. ...Read more

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Is gaining weight related to pattelar pain?

Is gaining weight related to pattelar pain?

It can: More important is perhaps the imbalance between your quadriceps and hamstring muscles. Also consider orthotics which may help with your biomechanics of walking which may be affecting the torque around your patella. ...Read more

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How do you workout with pateller femoral pain syndrome?

How do you workout with pateller femoral pain syndrome?

Protect kneecaps: Knee cap cartilage wear is the issue. Patella compression force is 8 times body weight w jumping, and 3xbw during squats/stairs.Avoid inclines, declines, squats, lunges, stairmaster, leg presses as all increase pressure and harm worn patella cartilage. Idealized weight decreases patella load. Keep knees straight during all quad exercises. Crosstrain. Hams curls, calves, hips are all ok. ...Read more

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How do I treat pattelar tendinitis?

How do I treat pattelar tendinitis?

Rest, PT: Rest is the mainstay as well as pt modalities (bracing, patellar band). Nsaids like Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin are also important to help speed up recovery. Avoid activities that trigger pain. ...Read more

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What do I do for pateller tendinitis?

What do I do for pateller tendinitis?

NSAIDs: An anti-inflammatory medication will help with the tendinitis. Use of a patellar tendon strap will help in the long term. ...Read more

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How do you treat pattelar tendinitis?

How do you  treat pattelar tendinitis?

Inflammation: Inflammation of the patella due to overuse or repetitive motion. Overuse injuries respond best with rest, ice and nsaids. Therapy helps with decreasing swelling and pain as well as improving strength and range of motion. Recurring tendinitis could be occurring due to needing to improve running form or perhaps needing orthotics. ...Read more

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Do I know if I have pateller tendinitis?

Do I know if I have pateller tendinitis?

Pain below kneecap: The patellar tendon is the tendon between your kneecap and your leg or shin bone. It is about three finger breadths long. If you have patellar tendonitis, or inflammation of the tendon, this will be painful to firm touching and jumping. It can be caused by jumping and is called jumper's knee. It is not pain behind the kneecap, or pain at the joint lines. ...Read more

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Usmc will pateller tendonitis disqualify me?

Military: It is disqualifying. But as the former waiver authority for the usn i can tell you that it is waiverable. Depends on if the tendonitis has resolved or if it is still a problem. Also depends on the needs of the usmc. ...Read more

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Pateller tendentious is both knees affected?

Pateller tendentious is both knees affected?

Can be: Both knees can have tendonitis, however it is more common to have just one knee affected at a time. ...Read more

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Daughter has pateller femoral syndrome.got cortisone shot 3 months ago.shot has not helped at all.what should we do next? any braces that could help?

Daughter has pateller femoral syndrome.got cortisone shot 3 months ago.shot has not helped at all.what should we do next? any braces that could help?

Use/overuse syndrome: The treatment measures are typically simple, and include neither total rest nor continued activity, but rather gentle muscle strengthening and stretching, with use of ibuprofen or another NSAID. It's curious that she would have been given a Cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection without other simpler measures. A knee brace may help. Physical therapy may be needed if severe/prolonged. The PCP should provide a plan. ...Read more

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If the inner side of my left knee hurt, is this a sign of pateller tendinitis?

It's not likely : The patellar tendon attaches the tip of your kneecap to your leg bone. It's about 1 1/2 inches wide and you can feel it in the front of your knee. Pain on the inside of your knee could be from injury to the joint, a shock absorber called the meniscus, or a ligament called the mcl. ...Read more

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Inner side of my left knee hurt. Is that a ligament or is pateller tendinitis?

Inner side of my left knee hurt. Is that a ligament or is pateller tendinitis?

Depends: There are several structures on the inside or medial aspect of the knee. The mcl ligament, medial meniscus and then you also have several tendons that attach just below the inside of the knee. The patella tendon is located at the knee cap so that shouldn't cause pain on the inside of the knee. ...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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Supra pateller joint effusion suspected on right knee of my wife. What should I do?

Supra pateller joint effusion suspected on right knee of my wife. What should I do?

Effusion is a sympto: M, and a visit 2 an ortho may be advisable .There needs 2 b a good history of when, trauma/ tho small, repetitive use as running squats, any tick bites. U may have 2 think back a few days or a week to look 4 anything that may have happened. Many times there may b something that u did not even notice. Knee xam, x-rays, good exam, labs will put u on the right path 2 dx. ...Read more

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My mother has pateller cluch after total knee replacement, which is better for her-either othroscopy or open excission?

My mother has pateller cluch after total knee replacement, which is better for her-either othroscopy or open excission?

Either can work: Patellar clunk syndrome occurs when fibrous scar tissue grows around the patellar implant in posterior stabilized total knee implants. The scar tissue catches in the recessed box of the femoral implant when the knee flexes and pops or clunks when the knee extends. It can be painful and treated with either arthroscopic or open removal with great success. ...Read more

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