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What is ruptured knee tendon?
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Broken tendon
The thigh muscle forms as a tendon as it nears its insertion in the knee.
When the thigh muscles contract, it straightens out the knee. It is essential to normal walking. When that tendon ruptures (or breaks), it almost always needs to be surgically repaired.

In brief: Broken tendon
The thigh muscle forms as a tendon as it nears its insertion in the knee.
When the thigh muscles contract, it straightens out the knee. It is essential to normal walking. When that tendon ruptures (or breaks), it almost always needs to be surgically repaired.
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Torn tendon
Ruptured tendon means torn tendon.
The tear can be partial or complete. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Torn tendon
Ruptured tendon means torn tendon.
The tear can be partial or complete. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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