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partial tear in patellar tendon.

hi. I'm 15 years old and i was diagnosed with a partial tear in my left patellar tendon in my knee. i was told that surgery is recommended but i am going to get another opinion. I have no idea what to do, i am active in sports but i don't want to get the surgery and not be able to play again. What is your opinion? should i get the surgery or not, what are the side effects? Help Please!!
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I am in sales and drive my car everyday to accomplish 100% of my job....I will hve surgery tomorrow to repair a torn patellar tendon on  my right knee(accelerator leg)...I know after reading many posts that I will be down or at least 3 weeks before I possibly could hae someone drive me to the office and work from there.....question....what is a reasonable amount of time to expect that I could operate a car for my job?  thx
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i do not believe there is much  damage to the quadriceps tendon. i am currently attending physical therapy also.
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Hello,

You can try conservative treatment, but with physiotherapy recovery will take time. If you are into active sports and you want faster recovery then surgery is an option.

What is the amount of damage to the quadriceps tendon?
Discuss with your orthopedician and discuss about conservative treatment.

Take care!
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