Several factors may necessitate a left quadriceps tendon repair:
William W. Baldwin, M.D.
Sports Medicine, Knee & Shoulder Surgery
Loss of Functionality: A significant tear or rupture of the quadriceps tendon can result in an inability to extend the knee fully. This loss of function can severely limit mobility and impact daily life.
Severe Pain: The pain associated with a torn quadriceps tendon can be intense, particularly when attempting to straighten the leg or put weight on it. This pain can hinder everyday activities.
Instability: A torn tendon can lead to instability in the knee joint, making it difficult to maintain balance and engage in physical activities safely.
Failed Conservative Treatments: When non-surgical treatments like rest, bracing, and physical therapy prove ineffective, surgical intervention may become a viable option.