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Offline mifsuddk

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Athlete with partial patella rapture
« on: April 14, 2013, 06:32:02 PM »
I am writing here because I have visited whatever ”specialist” in the range of 150 km from my hometown Aalborg, Denmark.
Last year I finished seventh in my age group in the World Champion ship of long distance triathlon. This year I cannot run 10 meters without heavy pain because of my partial raptured patella tendon.

History
  • End July crashed my bike and had a stained coccyx (Later I figured out my sacrum was also rotated)
    Start of October my coccyx was getting better and started biking again, but from here of the hell slowly started.
  • I starting being sore of where the partial rapture came later on which is at the very proximal part of patella tendon. (see picture below)
  • It got worse and a visited an orthopedic who diagnosed as a partial rapture of patella tendon. I had 2 x Plasma Riched Replacement with no crucial affect that I could feel (Given in October and November 2012).
  • I visited a chiropractor in December who found a very locked and rotated pelvis (picture below). From December- February this got better and better and is no longer an issue. However, this might have caused the domino bricks to crash at earlier stage?
  • End December I started getting Shockwave Therapy 86 times with 2 weeks in-between). Again, with no affect.
  • In February a visited a new orthopedic who once again using MR found the small rapture/jumpers knee but no other issue at spine or knee.
  • In the whole period, I have done whatever rehabilitation training that I was asked for. With eccentric training, slowly heavy training, cycling, and other VMO basic exercises.

Today:
  • Left leg (injured leg) is 5 cm smaller in circumference than healthy leg.
  • I can walk slowly down stairs pain without pain
  • I can cycle in easy gears without pain
  • I get high swelling in area of VMO and patella tendon after activity
  • I get small “twitch” muscle activity when laying down over a long period or after training. Don’t know if twitch is the right word but small activation of espacilly the VMO
  • The VMO is almost disappeared

Questions:
  • What is wrong? How can a small rapture, which I was told would only take weeks, take me so long?
  • Is there any ting else, I can try?
  • Any who can recommend someone I could visit in Denmark / Northern Germany?



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Re: Athlete with partial patella rapture
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 06:53:07 PM »
Hi Mifsuddk - welcome to the RPT thread - from what you have described and shown on the photographs, it looks like you have sustained a RPT tear as against a Ruptured Patella Tendon, where the tendon is torn from the  patella (kneecap).   Am surprised that no surgery was required to put the tendon together.

I have meanwhile sent you a set of documents which I have compiled over the years, although the rehab maybe to strenuous if you have sustained a partial tear.  I would have thought that you could obtain a better opinion in Copenhagen, which is not too far from Jutland.   

Keep posting

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

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Re: Athlete with partial patella rapture
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 09:00:28 PM »
Hello

Thanks for your fast reply. Do you know any special clinics in Copenhagen that you can recommend? In case I would be happy to know.

Best regards
Nicolai

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Re: Athlete with partial patella rapture
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 10:20:17 PM »
Hi Niclai

It just seemed logical to me that Copenhagen would be your nearest best  facility to treat your injured knee.

JohnK/ Manchester UK
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