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Torn Quad Tendon Rehab
Could join fusion prevent me from extending my leg while sitting down, or would it be a torn quad tendon?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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