S/P Quadriceps Tendon Repair
A complete tear of the quadriceps tendon is a disabling injury. It usually requires surgery to regain full knee function. Most people with complete tears will require urgent surgery to repair the torn tendon. Surgery is also an option for people with partial tears who also have tendon weakness and degeneration. Surgical repair reattaches the torn tendon to the top of the kneecap. People who require surgery do better if the repair is performed early after the injury. Early repair may prevent the tendon from scarring and tightening in a shortened position.