Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ruptured Kneecap Tendon Outlook

What to expect with patellar tendon rupture:

  • Early treatment provides the best chance of complete recovery.
  • After patellar tendon rupture repair, motion and muscle strength usually returns to normal.

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Last Updated: Jun 17, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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