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Athletes and weekend warriors everywhere can trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians for advanced treatment in patella/quad tendon repair. Our orthopedic surgeons have specialized experience in sports medicine and understand the complex injuries of the knee. At our practice, we realize the urgency in bringing you out of pain after a knee injury and restoring your joint to full function as soon as possible.

The quadriceps tendon and patella tendon are the large tendons that connect or anchor the quadriceps (thigh muscle) to the patella (kneecap) and the leg. They hold a critical responsibility of enabling the knee to fully extend, such as during walking, running or kicking. When these tendons rupture, the knee cannot straighten and surgical repair is required. Patella and quad tendon tears typically occur during an explosive jump or traumatic fall with forced knee flexion. Repetitive microtrauma, chronic tendon tendonitis and degenerative changes can all put a patient at higher risk for a patella/quad tendon rupture.

Symptoms of Quad and Patella Tendon Rupture

We will carefully examine your knee injury and evaluate your specific symptoms before discussing your treatment options. Most patients with a quad and patella tendon rupture will experience a popping sensation followed by pain and swelling. Other symptoms may include:

  • Indentation above or below the patella where the tendon is torn
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Muscle cramping
  • A kneecap that is moved up into the thigh because it is no longer anchored
  • Inability to straighten the knee
  • Knee buckling or giving way

Since surgical intervention is the treatment of choice for this type of knee injury, you can rest assured that our orthopedic team is fully equipped to help you achieve a successful outcome. Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians proudly adopts the latest technology and technique that sports medicine has to offer. To learn more about our patella/quad tendon repair method as well as what to expect during recovery, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with us.

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Jules F.

Surgery was a success my left knee is fully functional again. Langer and his staff was very helpful through this entire process they assigned me a top physical therapist Cara which was great at helping me to improve now just up to me to continue to condition myself back to the way I was physically before the injury and hopefully I never have to endure any future injuries that lead to surgery. Overall a great help and experience after surgery was completed. Thank You to Langer and his staff.

Dea'Mario F.

The Morrow location was a great experience for me. The staff was nothing less than perfect to me. I'm glad I chose this location.

Ricky J.

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are excellent in the work they do. They take their time with each patient and make sure you walk away with an understanding of exactly what you're going through. I have been a patient here twice and I could 100% assure you that you will have a great experience. Further the physicians are very knowledgeable and experienced at what they do. Moreover, the entire staff are welcoming and accommodating to your needs. I work in Entertainment, and have appeared several times on television (Google "David Wells and Ricky Johnson). I recommend and trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.

Priscilla F.

The staff was great! They were patient, kind and courteous. The doctors were excellent! The doctors took the time to explain and patiently answer any questions I had.