Quadricep Tendon Reconstruction
About Quadricep Tendon Reconstruction
A Quadricep Tendon Reconstruction is most likely to occur when the quadricep tendon has been torn or partially torn due to a sporting injury. If there is a heavy load on the leg with the foot planted and the knee slightly bent this can cause a tendon injury. To repair the tear the surgeon will reattach the quadricep tendon to the kneecap (patella).
What causes a tear in the Quadricep Tendon?
Many sporting activities can cause a tear in the quadricep, but the most common causes are;
What are the symptoms of a torn Quadricep Tendon?
Many people find that they experience feeling a tearing sensation or hear a ‘popping’ sound when the tendon tears. The area quickly swells and become painful. Other symptoms are;
Speak with your GP or family doctor about your condition and get a referral to see Mr Barnes.
What are the risks of a Quadricep Tendon Reconstruction?
Mr Barnes will discuss the risks and these should be considered before deciding on a treatment plan. The most common complications associated with a Quadricep Tendon Reconstruction are;
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