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Main Forums Body Forum Knee & Lower Leg Patella Tendon Rupture

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    Started by Jay Kimmel

    Patella Tendon RuptureTendons are strong, dense, fibrous tissues that connect muscles with bones. The patella tendon connects the kneecap to the shin bone. This tendon works with the quadriceps muscles to straighten the knee. Its proper function is essential to performing motion needed for many sports, such as running and jumping.

    Patella tendon ruptures usually result from a fall or blow to the knee. This injury can also happen due to the force placed on the tendons when jumping or landing after a jump. Patella tendon rupture is more common among athletes 40 and younger. Inflammation of the patella tendon, called patellar tendonitis or “jumper’s knee,” weakens the tendon, making ruptures more likely.

    Learn more about Patella Tendon Ruptures here.

    Have you had or are you currently experiencing a Patella Tendon Rupture? Tell the community about what has or has not worked for you below.

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