Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Muscle Rupture Front of Thigh Outlook

What to expect with quadriceps muscle rupture:

  • A quadriceps muscle rupture may take 3 months to heal.
  • A quadriceps muscle rupture usually requires 6 to 8 months of physical therapy.

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Last Updated: Jul 7, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Muscle Rupture Front of Thigh References
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