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How long will patellar tendonitis take to heal?
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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It depends
This depends on the severity and duration of the symptoms and the treatment plan.
A rehab program can sometimes take 4-12 weeks to resolve symptoms completely. If surgery is done, sometimes recovery can be accelerated to approximately 6 weeks, though surgery is not the first option for this condition.

In brief: It depends
This depends on the severity and duration of the symptoms and the treatment plan.
A rehab program can sometimes take 4-12 weeks to resolve symptoms completely. If surgery is done, sometimes recovery can be accelerated to approximately 6 weeks, though surgery is not the first option for this condition.
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Highly variable
Generally speaking, the rate of recovery is proportional to the length of the condition.
Chronic (longstanding) patellar tendinitis will usually take much longer than acute (recent onset). With appropriate rest, physical therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds, and a stretching program, most patellar tendinitis resolve in 6-8 weeks. Recalcitrant and recurrent bouts rarely require surgery.

In brief: Highly variable
Generally speaking, the rate of recovery is proportional to the length of the condition.
Chronic (longstanding) patellar tendinitis will usually take much longer than acute (recent onset). With appropriate rest, physical therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory meds, and a stretching program, most patellar tendinitis resolve in 6-8 weeks. Recalcitrant and recurrent bouts rarely require surgery.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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