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Patellar Tendon Tear: Symptoms, Treatment & Rehabilitation

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The three main bones that make up the knee joint are the patella, tibia, and _____.

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1. Your friend had a minor tear to their patellar tendon which required them to wear a brace on their knee. How long does a person usually have to wear a knee brace for a minor patellar tendon tear?

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Which of the following exercises to rehab a patellar tendon tear does this describe?

Sit at the edge of a table or chair with the knees bent at a 90-degree angle and the feet hanging down. Straighten the leg and pause at the top, then slowly bring the foot back down.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo offers a quick and easy way to review what you know about a patellar tendon tear. You must be familiar with the symptoms and treatment of this injury to do well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be ready to do the following when you take this quiz:

  • Name one of three bones that make up the knee joint
  • State how long a knee brace is typically worn for a minor tear to the patellar tendon
  • Recognize a type of rehabilitation exercise for those who have torn their patellar tendon
  • Identify a main symptom of a patellar tendon tear
  • Explain what is involved in the surgical repair of a torn patellar tendon

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most information from the lesson, such as symptoms of a torn patellar tendon
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding patellar tendon surgery and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding rehabilitation for this injury
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the knee joint and the length of time a knee brace must be worn to treat a patellar tendon injury

Additional Learning

There's more information about this injury contained in the lesson titled Patellar Tendon Tear: Symptoms, Treatment & Rehabilitation. You will find out:

  • Where the patellar tendon attaches
  • How patellar tendon injuries can occur
  • What factors affect treatment of this injury
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