Patella Tendon Tear

What is it and what are my treatment options?

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What is a Patella Tendon Tear?

Your patella tendon attaches your knee bone to your shin and helps you straighten your leg. A strong force, such as a fall or jump or twist, can cause your patella tendon to partially or completely tear.

What are patella tendon tear symptoms?

You are likely to experience a tearing sensation and may also hear a “pop” when you tear your patella tendon. Immediately after your injury, you will be in pain and your knee will swell. Other symptoms you should be aware of include:

  • A kneecap indention
  • A shifted kneecap
  • Bruising
  • Difficulty walking
  • Tenderness

An appointment with an Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specialist should be made as soon as possible if you experience these symptoms. Your Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine specialist will diagnose your injury, determine its severity and prescribe a customized treatment plan.

WHAT ARE MY TREATMENT OPTIONS?

Nonsurgical treatment options may be prescribed if you have a partial patella tendon tear. Any of the following may be included in your customized nonsurgical treatment plan:

  • Anti-inflammatory and pain medications
  • Bracing
  • Immobilization
  • Physical therapy

Surgery may be recommended if you completely tear your patella tendon. During a patella tendon repair, your Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine surgeon will attach torn tendon ends and if necessary reduce and fixate the fractured patella bone. This procedure is performed arthroscopically and is most often an outpatient procedure.

How do I make an appointment with Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine?

Please contact Active Orthopedic & Sports if you injure your knee and experience patella tendon tear symptoms. Delaying a diagnosis can make your injury and symptoms worse. We have conveniently located offices in Hackensack, Montclair, Emerson & Elmwood Park.

We participate in most insurance plans

Find our if we are In-Network with your insurance plan. If you do not see your plan or provider, call our office and we will answer your questions.

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ELMWOOD PARK, NJ

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