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Ruptured Quadricep

Hi everyone, I had quadricep rupture last june about 8 months ago. I had sutures drilled through kneecap and the full rupture repair. Had a Cast on for 7 weeks and then a brace for about 3 months. I made a big mistake and never went to physio only my first day and never went back. Now I am paying for it, my knee gives way and I have very bad pain every day my leg is half the size of my other and you can see the sutures move in my knee. I have to go for a Camera in my knee in 4 weeks have I damaged my self ? or can i repair this? pls give me some advice I know its my own fault.

Paul
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Hi,
     Thanks for writing in. It is difficult to say unless physical examination and x-rays have been taken to confirm the cause. The most important part of any orthopedic surgery is rehabilitation. Pain, swelling, difficulty in walking and giving away are all symptoms of quadriceps rupture. There could be degenerative changes in the patellofemoral ligament or a repeat rupture of quadriceps tendon or malalignment of the tendon.
Arthroscopic surgery gives a complete view of the joint and depending upon the cause  treatment can be taken up.
Best.
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The best thing you can do right now is control pain and swelling (ice and NSAIDS). I would tell you to do exercises but I'm afriad if you've done more damage to your tendon or muscle that the exercises would only irritate it. Hopefully you've learned you lesson the hard way and you'll go to therapy this time! :-) I know it can be boring but it's important to strengthen that muscle.
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thx a lot im just worried im getting pain in my foot and thigh and above and below my kneecap like sharp burning pains.
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