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Dr. Robert Killian
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Could join fusion prevent me from extending my leg while sitting down, or would it be a torn quad tendon?

Dr. Robert Killian
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Could join fusion prevent me from extending my leg while sitting down, or would it be a torn quad tendon?

Effusions: As mentioned in the previous answer an effusion, which causes excess fluid to fill the joint are most likely causing the acute symptoms. But, the reason for the effusion could very well be tendon or ligament injuries. Effusions are the result of an injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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How long does a torn quad take to heal?

Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How long does a torn quad take to heal?

Be patient: Typical muscular quad strains require 8-12 weeks to recover from. Limited activities should be followed during this time period. Regular walking is ok, light biking is ok, to maintain some muscle tone. Start light stretching of quad after 4-6 weeks from injury. No explosive moves, like kicking, jumping or sprinting x 8-12 weeks even if you feel pain free early. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Randall Bock
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What should I do to rehab my torn patella tendon?

Dr. Randall Bock
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What should I do to rehab my torn patella tendon?

Was it repaired?: If you already have had it surgically repaired, then you have been assigned an orthopedist, whose advice, obviously you should follow. If it was not a full tear, and was not treated surgically, and it is a guessing game as to how much you can do with it. Rehab, per se, won't help your chances of further tear. It is inherent to the injury itself and your own situation, your ultimate success. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
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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.

Dr. Michael Michaels
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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

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Will I go to surgery for a quads tendon tear?

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Will I go to surgery for a quads tendon tear?

Patellar tendon: Any rupture of a tendon requires surgery or repair. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Can infection undo a quad tendon repair?

Dr. Martin Raff
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Can infection undo a quad tendon repair?

YES: Infection can be destructive to tissue and may easily destroy an effective surgical repair. This is an unfortunate but predictable complication of the procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Dunbar
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Had ruptered patella tendon surgery , was stuck at 78 degrees had manipulation quads wont let me get past 105 any suggestions?

Dr. Robert Dunbar
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Had ruptered patella tendon surgery , was stuck at 78 degrees had manipulation quads wont let me get past 105 any suggestions?

Next step harder: The next step may be more difficult. The knee can be stiff from scar either within or outside the knee. As your quadriceps was not the the focus of the injury, it may not be the major portion of the remaining problem. The repair may have had to be done in a way that shortened the tissue available or there may be scar behind the repaired tendon. A surgery to remove scar may help some. ...Read more

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
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I had surgery for a ruptured quad tendon afew months ago and have done 2 months of physio. I only have about 90' rom will i get it back? Thanks

Dr. Bradley Butkovich
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Quad ruptures : Are tough to recover from but in time your rom will return. 90 degrees at 2 months is ok. You should continue to improve as long as when you flex your knee there is still some give and not a stiff endpoint to flexion. Stick with it. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chen
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What are some solutions for tight hamstrings, quads, and Achilles tendon?

Dr. James Chen
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What are some solutions for tight hamstrings, quads, and Achilles tendon?

Eccentric exercises: The best solution for tight hamstrings and achilles are stretching and eccentric exercises. Eccentric exercises load and strengthen muscle as a muscle lengthens versus when it shortens. For the hamstring my favorite is the nordic exercise. For the achilles my favorite is reverse toe raises (heel drops) on an elevated surface such as a stair or step. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Is it possible to rehab a tendon like the fhl after it has been overstretched?

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Is it possible to rehab a tendon like the fhl after it has been overstretched?

Certainly: It is painful to over stretch the flexor hallicus longis tendon but physical therapy certainly can help bring you back to normal or near normal function . It will take work on your part though. I always call good pt pain and torture, but it works! ...Read more

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