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Patellar Tendon Repair

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What do I need to know about patellar tendon repair?

Patellar tendon repair is surgery to fix your torn patellar tendon. The patellar tendon attaches the bottom of your kneecap to your shin bone. The tendon works together with your muscles and ligaments to bend and extend your leg.

How do I prepare for surgery?

What will happen during surgery?

What should I expect after surgery?

What are the risks of patellar tendon repair?

You may bleed more than expected or get an infection. Your knee function may not return to the way it was before surgery. You may get a blood clot in your leg. This may become life-threatening.

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