Ruptured and torn patellar tendon injuries can be one of the most unbearable results of an accident. Strained tendons, tendonitis, and tendinosis can leave an injured victim suffering in extreme pain. Because the patellar tendon plays an essential role in your knee’s mobility, this knee injury can leave you debilitated. At The Cochran Firm, D.C., we understand how severely this injury can impair your quality of life. We are experienced handling injury claims and can walk you through the legal process with the goal that you receive the maximum compensation allowed by law. If you live in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, or Virginia, contact us today for a free confidential consultation.
The patellar tendon connects the bottom of the patella (kneecap) to the top of the tibia (shinbone). A healthy patellar tendon is necessary to extend one’s leg and an vital part of the knee. A patellar tendon rupture, strain, or other injury can make it more difficult to run uphill, jump, use stairs, or kick a ball. Sometimes this type of injury is referred to as jumper’s knee. In a rupture injure, the patella is moved out of place and can cause significant pain along with limiting an injury victim’s mobility.
Treatment for a patellar tendon injury may require invasive surgery that replaces the tendon. Other treatments include putting the knee in a cylinder cast for several weeks. Your medical care provider should advise you of the proper treatment plan. Recovery from this serious injury can take anywhere from three months to more than a year.
The particular treatment will depend whether the injury was a partial or full tear:
You should consult with a qualified medical care provider in order to determine whether you have suffered this injury. There are a variety of symptoms that may indicate a ruptured patellar tendon, including:
Our team of experienced attorneys understands the laws affecting ruptured and torn patellar tendon injuries. If you were seriously injured in a car accident or other incident, contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. today for a free confidential case evaluation. Before you agree to anything an insurance company offers you, give us a call.