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Patellar tendon rupture--is it serious?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Yes

It is a significant knee injury it will need to be surgically repaired and then immoblized for 6-8 weeks to allow healing.
If it is not repaired, it will be difficult to walk especially on stairs.

In brief: Yes

It is a significant knee injury it will need to be surgically repaired and then immoblized for 6-8 weeks to allow healing.
If it is not repaired, it will be difficult to walk especially on stairs.
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