Is patellar tendonitis after ACL surgery common?

Varies . It does vary somewhat. Anterior knee pain is more common if the graft was taken from the patellar tendon itself as opposed to the hamstring or an allograft. I would let your surgeon know you are having problems.

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How to treat patellar tendonitis after ACL surgery?

A common problem. Most postoperative patellar tendinitis is "self-limiting" and tends to fade away during the course of the necessary rehabilitation for your new ligament. Stretching, icing, NSAIDs, and motion or often all that is needed to make the tendinitis go away. Read more...
This is common. It is very common for someone to have this after surgery. It occurs more often with autogenous PT grafts. Ice often, stretch you hamstrings, do cross-friction massage in area that is most tender, take some NSAID's as needed, do stim at PT, try Ketoprofen skin patches and just wait. If is has been longer than 18months, then consider trying a PRP injection. 14% of patients can have it long term. Read more...

I have patellar tendonitis. Under what conditions is surgery necessary?

Fail to respond. If you are not responding to conservative treatment with med, physical therapy, patella strap after few months, surgery may be necessary but in rare instances.Your doctor can recommend for you if it is time. Read more...

Should I have surgery right away for patellar tendonitis with slight tear or just rest for a few months?

Wait . Surgery is only indicated for patients who have failed a thorough course of non-operative care. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon to understand your best treatment decisions. Read more...
No. You should not skip a reasonable course of conservative treatment if you have an intact tendon. This should include avoidance of overuse to start. Potential improvement with Nitric Oxide patches or even shock wave therapy, eccentric strengthening exercises. Needling techniques can help reheal the damaged tissue. Risk factors for the cause of this condition should be looked for and treated as well. Read more...

Nervous for ACL surgery with patellar graft, what to do?

Many graft choices. The latest multicenter level I clinical trials confirm that both allograft (donated cadaveric frozen tissue) and autograft (your own tisse; e.g., patellar BTB or hamstring, etc.) do very well for providing excellent outcomes for the unstable ACL deficient knee. Allografts have no harvest site morbidity. Discuss both options with your surgeon. Read more...

Is it normal to feel resistance at the patella when bending after 3 weeks of an ACL reconstruction surgery?

No. Tightness over the patella with bending most often represents fluid within the joint (effusion). Typically the knee no longer swells after 3 weeks, so this may be from associated damage to the knee such as cartilage defects or meniscus tears. The range of causes is too wide, so it would be best to ask your surgeon! Read more...
It is possible. That happen due to the limited of the bending of the knee, usually go away with time and exercise. Read more...