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Offline Tae111

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Help Quadricepts tendon repair issue
« on: March 17, 2017, 04:38:35 AM »
1 week ago I had surgery to repair a complete rupture of my right quadriceps tendon. I am in a streight leg brace. Tonight I was walking with my crutches and came down a little hard on the repaired leg.  The leg did not bend at all but I felt a pop. It was not painful when I did this but  it was a definate pop. Now I am afraid something from the surgery gave way. Is that possible or probable?

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Re: Help Quadricepts tendon repair issue
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 08:04:56 AM »
Hi Tae111

Welcome to KneeGuru

How did you sustain your RQT injury?    Where do you live?


Suggest that you log onto - Ruptured Patella/Quadricep/Surgery where you will find buddies to help you with answers to your questions.

Suggest that you click onto the undernieth link - this contains a number of documents which explains your injury and information of the rehab process - you are in for a long hail to recovery.

Keep asking questions and keep posting,

JohnK/ Manchester UK
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Ruptured Patella Tendon January 9 2003
Slipped on black ice.  Manchester UK

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Re: Help Quadricepts tendon repair issue
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 08:41:23 AM »
I live in New Jersey USA. I am 63 years old . I was going down the stairs at home . I slipped on the second from the bottom stair and when I hit the bottom there was a loud snap. The sound had me thinking I had broken my leg. I have been made aware of the long hill I have to climb. I just hope I haven't set that hill even higher.   I did find the  topic you refered to and posted there as well.   Thank you. Tae111/ NJ USA

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Re: Help Quadricepts tendon repair issue
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 11:41:29 PM »
Hi Tae, Upper Michigan here. Wish I could tell you I'm a success story, but far from it. First hurt Rt Quad early November. Stated pt late December then retore it Dec 30. Better get it checked out ASAP would be my best advice.  About a month into my second round of pt my therapist found something she didn't like last week. Namely a divot about the size of a golf ball above my knee cap. Don't really have any signs of being re injured, but I'm not an eternal optimist after the last 4 1/2 months either. I'm a mid 50's male that physically active.

Not trying to be a doom and bloomer, but I kinda found out the hard way that your not as healed as you feel. Good luck

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Re: Help Quadricepts tendon repair issue
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 02:44:08 PM »
I was able to get an appointment the next day. Although no XRays were taken the doctor felt around and said he could not find any evidence anything was damaged.

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Re: Help Quadricepts tendon repair issue
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2017, 02:56:45 PM »
I am going to move this thread to the Quads tendon rupture board.
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Re: Help Quadricepts tendon repair issue
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2017, 06:42:24 AM »
Hey Everyone,

I am 12 weeks post op, I wanted to mention something about my personal experience. I thought that if I went to PT 3X a week and also rode the stationary bike 3X a week I would recover faster. I did great for a few weeks, but then my surgery leg started developing tremendous fatigue, to the point of almost collapsing on me a few times. So....I have backed it off a bit, letting my leg recover at least a day in between the sessions. For anyone like me that wants it to heal faster than it possibly can, I recommend that you please be patient, this healing takes at least six months for normal activities, perhaps a year before you can exercise hard like you could before your injury. Don't risk a re-injury after a quad tendon repair. I can't even imagine going through this again. Best of luck to everyone!

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Re: Help Quadricepts tendon repair issue
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 05:16:49 PM »
Hello TAE - where in NJ are you located?  I'm in Southern Burlington County, had a near complete tear of the quad tendon in 2015, thought I was on the road to full recovery and hit a speed bump 2 weeks ago.  I've been off the board for a while.  I'm awaiting MRI results from last week to see if I tore things again as knee pain is pretty heightened and the area around the quad tendon repair site is quite swollen.....

Hang in there!
RQT "near complete" tear 01/11/15
MRI to confirm 01/23/15
Surgery to Repair 02/10/15
PT began on 03/20/15

 

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