Patellar Tendon Repair

Patellar Tendon Repair

Patellar tendon repair is the surgery performed to reattach the torn tendon to the kneecap and to restore normal function in the affected leg.

Patellar Tendon Rupture

Patella tendon rupture is the rupture of the tendon that connects the patella (kneecap) to the top portion of the tibia (shinbone). The patellar tendon works together with the quadriceps muscle and the quadriceps tendon to allow your knee to straighten out.

When the patellar tendon tears, the patella may lose its support; as a result, when the quadriceps muscle contracts, the patella may move up into the thigh. You are unable to straighten your knee and upon standing, the knee buckles upon itself. In addition to this, you may experience pain, swelling, tenderness, a tearing or popping sensation, bruising and cramping.

Treatment of Patellar Tendon Rupture

Treatment usually involves surgery. The goal of the surgery is to re-attach the torn tendon to the kneecap and restore the normal function of the knee. Sutures are placed in the torn tendon which are then anchored to the knee cap, through holes drilled in the kneecap or using fixation anchors.

Postsurgical Care

Following surgery, you will need a knee brace to protect the tendon while it heals .

At the consultation, Mr Taneja will discuss the surgery with you in detail, including the possible risks and complications.