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Offline fupaknee

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Patellar tendon too tight
« on: March 19, 2010, 02:04:34 AM »
Long story short. Severed my patellar tendon 6 years ago. Got surgery. Everything healed up and I am fully capable in most activities except for anything that goes into a squating position. I can explain my symptoms more if needed but it comes down to feeling like my patellar tendon that I cut is way too tight causing pain in some sort of way. The pain sensation is very much similar to a bone bruise.

But right now what I want to get out of this post is; is there anyway to loosen up the patellar tendon above the knee cap? I can get 80% to 95% of my symptoms to go away if I really massage it and dig in there, but like a rubber band it seems to go back to normal within minutes.  I have heard of animals getting injected with some sort of antibiotic that "brings about relaxation"(http://www.farmanddairy.com/news/tight-tendons-cause-tippy-toed-foals/12158.html) but never seen anything like that in humans.

Offline NHS

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Re: Patellar tendon too tight
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010, 03:30:43 PM »
Try posting on the Ruptured Patellar Tendon Surgery topic as it is more active

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=8389.2925
Date of Injury - 5th March 2010
Repair date - 12th March 2010
Right Ruptured Patella Tendon Repair
Cast removed - 14th April 2010
Wire loop
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