Patellar Tendon Tear

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What is Patellar Tendon Tear?

Patellar Tendon Tears is a tear in the muscles in the front of your thigh which is usually used to straighten your legs. A complete tear of the Patellar Tendon is a disabling injury which requires surgery to recover. This injury is more common among middle-aged people who runs or do jumping sports.


Symptoms of Patellar Tendon Tear

  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Cramping
  • Unable to straighten your knee
  • Kneecap may move up into the thigh because it is no longer anchored to your shinbone

 


Causes of Patellar Tendon Tear

  • Falls
  • Jumping
  • Tendon Weakness ( Chronic Disease, Patellar tendonitis…)

 


Treatment for Patellar Tendon Tear

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

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