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Patellar Tendon Tear

Patellar Tendon Tear: Know the Facts

Last month while in the park you injured your knee.  You heard a pop followed by an immediate onset of intense pain and swelling.  Walking was impossible.  The swelling has continued and you have noticed bruising.  Your doctor thinks you may have injured your patellar tendon. What is a Patellar tendon?  Are there different types … Continued

patellofemoral syndrome

Can Exercise Help Cartilage in Patellofemoral Syndrome?

Exercise is good for so many things, but one of the questions we often get from our patients with musculoskeletal conditions is, Can I still exercise? In most cases, the answer is yes, and, in fact, in many cases, exercise may actually improve or relieve your condition. Patellofemoral syndrome or arthritis in the patellofemoral compartment … Continued

Patella Tendon Repair and Rehabilitation

The patella tendon connects the knee cap ( patella) to the shin bone (tibia). It serves to stabilize the knee and allows the quadriceps muscle group to straighten the leg. The patella tendon is prone to rupturing in individuals with a history of patella tendon injury such as jumper’s knee or osteoarthritis. Injuries of this … Continued