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The SPECIALIST'S OFFICE => Ruptured patellar tendon or ruptured quadriceps tendon => Topic started by: snoopz_mum on July 06, 2012, 12:15:35 PM

Title: RPT - removed and replaced - rehab/precautionary advice?
Post by: snoopz_mum on July 06, 2012, 12:15:35 PM
Hello there!

I'm new here and am probably asking questions that have already been covered.  If so, I would appreciate someone gently pointing me in the right direction to find answers  :)

I ruptured my patella tendon 3 months ago and, when the surgeon operated he said it was like "shredded wheat" and removed the whole thing, replacing it with a nylon figure 8.  From what I've read, there's a wealth of information here relating to torn tendons that are repaired.  Is there anything (particularly about rehab and precautions) about a nylon fixer (and it is only nylon, I've been told they generally use support wire as well but haven't seen the surgeon for well over 2 months to ask why he didn't).  I seem to be pushing myself more than my physio is prepared to but I don't want to screw things up.

Any advice/info would be gratefully received.

Thanks
Title: Re: RPT - removed and replaced - rehab/precautionary advice?
Post by: John42 on July 07, 2012, 08:32:55 PM
Hi Snoopz-Mum

Suggest that you repost onto the Ruptured Patella Tendon thread, and then start reading previous posts.#

There are two different methods of resecuring the tendon to your Patella - one - by drilling four holds in the Patella and securing with sutres, or the utilisation of wires. 

If you would let me have your e-mail address, I will send you a set of documents, which outlines the serious nature of your injury, and the long rehab procedure.   There is no short cut - PATIENCE is the key word.

Take care - keep posting

JohnK/ Manchester UK

Title: Re: RPT - removed and replaced - rehab/precautionary advice?
Post by: snoopz_mum on July 08, 2012, 09:10:51 AM
Thanks John, will do