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Rowing Stress On The Patellar 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
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Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...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
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
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
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
Diet: Watch what u eat is the single best thing u can do as well as exercise other parts of ur body ...Read more
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
Carefully: Check it out with an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
How is a partial tear of the patellar tendon treated? My leg is only comfortable when flexed. Thanks!
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
Listen to body: Maximal healing is reached somewhere between 3-6 months... Your body usually tells you what you can and can't do.... Consider starting small stairs when ready and listen up your body (and your doctor). ...Read more
What happens to the patellar tendon reflex after running on the spot and why does this happen? Please help, this is urgent
Patellar reflex: The patellar tendon reflex is an involuntary reflex arc that occurs in response to rapid stretching of the tendon. When the tendon is tapped with a reflex hammer, involuntary stimulation of the quadriceps muscle (e.g., knee extension) is produced. Running and other exercises that promote fatiguability of the quad muscles can blunt, but typically cannot eliminate, the effect of the reflex itself. ...Read more
I have a patellar tendon partial tear and my doctor said there is nothing that can be done to help it heal. This doesn't sound right to me.?
If it is just: A partial tear, you should regain most of your function as the area heals, depending, of course, on what is left. Consult with an orthopedic surgeon just to be sure. ...Read more
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