Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ruptured Kneecap Tendon Prevention

Prevention of patellar tendon rupture includes:

  • Avoid jumping.
  • Stretch before exercise.
    • Perform patellar tendon stretches.
  • Warm up properly before exercise.
  • Stretch after exercise.

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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