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Knee Tendon Rupture

If you suffer from tendon ruptures, please Schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists as soon as possible.

What Is A Tendon Rupture?

Tendon ruptures refer to the partial or complete tearing or separation of a tendon from its attachment site to a bone. Tendons are strong fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones and play a crucial role in transmitting force and enabling movement.

Tendon ruptures can occur in various parts of the body, such as the Achilles tendon (located in the back of the ankle), rotator cuff tendons

(in the shoulder), or quadriceps tendon (above the kneecap). These injuries are often the result of sudden or forceful movements, direct trauma, or underlying degenerative changes in the tendon.

Indication Of Tendon Rupture

The symptoms of a tendon rupture may include sudden and sharp pain at the site of the injury, swelling, bruising, weakness, and difficulty moving the affected joint. In some cases, a “pop” sound or sensation may be felt at the time of the injury.

Prompt medical evaluation is crucial for diagnosing a tendon rupture. A healthcare professional, typically an orthopedic specialist, may perform a physical examination, review the medical history, and order imaging tests like an ultrasound or MRI to confirm the diagnosis and assess the severity of the rupture.

Treatments/Recovery For Tendon Ruptures

Treatment for tendon ruptures depends on various factors, including the location and extent of the injury. In some cases, conservative management such as immobilization with a cast, brace, or splint, along with physical therapy, may be sufficient for smaller partial tears. However, complete tendon ruptures usually require surgical intervention to reattach or repair the torn tendon.

Recovery from a tendon rupture can be a gradual process that involves immobilization, followed by rehabilitation exercises to restore strength, flexibility, and function to the affected area. Adhering to the prescribed rehabilitation program and following post-operative instructions are crucial for optimal healing and minimizing the risk of re-rupture.

It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and guidance throughout the recovery process for tendon ruptures. They can provide personalized recommendations based on the specific location and severity of the injury, as well as individual factors such as age, overall health, and activity level.


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