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Offline giffenbone

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likely patellar tendon rupture/tear?
« on: October 20, 2010, 03:49:18 AM »
Hi all,

I'm new and was wondering if I should go to the ER or just sleep and wait until the morning to go to the orthopedic doctor if I likely have a patellar tendon tear. I was playing soccer just an hour ago, and landed funny and felt a pop in my knee. Due to the location, immediate pain, and fact that I cannot straighten my leg out or put weight on it, I suspect I tore my patellar tendon.

Is this ER or just wait until tomorrow to go to the ortho?  What immediate treatment should I use (Ice, elevation, etc?).