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Offline bailey0516

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Patella tendon surgery
« on: June 30, 2010, 07:23:41 PM »
I am new to knee injuries so hoping someone can help.  I had surgery friday for a lacerated patella tendon.  now i belive thats not the same as a rupture.  i cut mine almost in half except for a strip.  i am not taking any pain meds.  lor tabs made me sick, but i have no pain.  i am walking on it ith full leg brace but not using a crutch.  i putt all wait on it with no problems.  doctor said this is fine just be careful of un-level ground.  my question is if anyone knows recovery time with a laceration instead of a rupture.  doctor sais 6 weeks in knee brace the PT for a while.  i read other post and people are bending there knees 2 weeks after surgery for a rupture.  6 - 8 weeks seems a long time for the tendon to heal together.  any help be great.  thanks glenn