Suture of infrapatellar tendon; primary

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What is a Suture of Infrapatellar Tendon; Primary?

A suture of infrapatellar tendon; primary is a surgical procedure that repairs a torn tendon beneath the kneecap. It involves stitching the tendon back together and, in some cases, reinforcing it with a strong suture.

Why Would I Get a Suture of Infrapatellar Tendon; Primary?

This procedure is often prescribed when the infrapatellar tendon is torn or otherwise damaged. This can cause pain and disability in the knee, so the procedure is often done to restore function to the knee.

What Happens During a Suture of Infrapatellar Tendon; Primary Procedure?

During the procedure, an incision is made in the front of the knee to access the tendon. The damaged part of the tendon is cut away and the healthy ends are sutured back together with a strong suture. The incision is then closed.

What to Expect After a Suture of Infrapatellar Tendon; Primary Procedure?

You may experience some minor soreness and swelling in the affected area for a few days following the procedure. You may also be required to wear a brace or splint to protect the repaired tendon while it is healing. It is important to follow your doctor's instructions on activity and movement of the knee while it is healing.

Conclusion

A suture of infrapatellar tendon; primary is a procedure designed to repair a torn tendon beneath the kneecap. It helps to restore function and strength to the knee and can relieve pain and disability. You should expect some soreness and swelling after the procedure, and you may need to wear a brace or splint while the tendon is healing. Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions for any activity and movement of the knee following the procedure.

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