Patellar Tendon Rupture: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery


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The patellar tendon connects the patella to what bone in the body?

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1. What is the most common symptom of a patellar tendon rupture?

2. While playing a game of basketball, your teammate ruptures their patellar tendon. What should your teammate do on the drive to the emergency room in order to decrease the pain and swelling of the knee?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short quiz and worksheet assessment measures your knowledge of various aspects of a patellar tendon rupture. You will need to know such facts as recovery time and repair of this injury in order to be successful on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be expected to do the following to complete this quiz:

  • Identify what the patellar tendon connects the patella to
  • Choose the most common symptom of a patellar tendon rupture
  • Describe how to decrease the pain and swelling associated with this injury
  • State how long it can take to recover from this type of rupture
  • Note how a patellar tendon rupture is repaired

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as to what bone the patellar tendon is connected
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the recovery time for this injury
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about symptoms and treatment of this injury

Additional Learning

More facts about this painful injury can be found in the lesson titled Patellar Tendon Rupture: Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery. Details addressed in this lesson include:

  • Which three bones make up the knee joint
  • What causes a patellar tendon rupture
  • What sound is heard when this tendon ruptures
  • How long a knee brace is worn following this injury