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A hop, skip, and a jump: restoring function following surgical repair of patellar tendon ruptures

Patellar tendon ruptures are rare, and the evidence guiding rehabilitation is not clear. With this in mind, Trevor Langford reviews the predisposing factors, clinical presentation, and rehabilitation options in patellar tendon rupture repairs. With an incidence of 0.6%, a healthy patellar tendon rupture is rare(1). Patellar tendon ruptures (PTR) are often the result of trauma (direct or indirect) or tendon degeneration(2,3). The typical mechanism of injury for a PTR is an eccentric contracti

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