Patella Tendon Tear or Rupture
Most patients will require a minimum of three months of recovery time from a torn patella tendon. This is regardless of the treatment used to repair the tendon. In the majority of cases, a tear and rupture require an intense treatment plan to successfully repair damage. Outcomes from a patella tendon tear and rupture treatment vary, depending on a number of factors.
Some patients who suffered this knee injury continue to experience weakness even after a tear and rupture have healed. The patella tendon plays a vital role in knee stability. Any injury has the potential to result in a long-term impact on mobility and function. It is important to seek treatment right away if you suspect you have a torn or ruptured patella tendon.
Injuries that result in a patella tendon tear and rupture are typically associated with young athletes. These injuries usually occur after a bad landing, where the knee is extending in a straightening position while the quadriceps muscle is contracting.
Symptoms of Patella Tendon Tear and Rupture
Pain from a patella tendon tear and rupture presents immediately below the kneecap. Patients usually experience swelling and bruising around the frontal area of the knee. The tendon feels soft to the touch where it should feel tight. Mobility is impaired, especially when engaging in sporting activities.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of a patella tendon tear and rupture, consult with the experts at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds offer excellence in care that is grounded in orthopedic and sports medicine. You will play an active role in determining your treatment plan at our practice in California.
For a comprehensive examination and to further discuss treatment options for a patella tendon tear and rupture, contact Silicon Valley Orthopaedics today. Dr. Nic Gay and Dr. Masi Reynolds are committed to provide affordable joint-preserving treatment options to repair injury or illness.