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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?

6-8 months: It takes around 8 months for your newly reconstructed acl to heal enough to allow for cutting and pivoting exercises, regardless of the type of tissue used to reconstruct the acl. The meniscus is healed enought after 6 weeks to allow you to walk with out your knee locked in extension. ...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