Patellar Tendon Repair / Reconstruction

The patellar tendon spans from the top, front of the tibia to the base of the patella. It is critical in the ability to extend the leg. When the quadriceps muscle contracts, it forces the quadriceps tendon, patella, patellar tendon, and tibia to work together to move the knee from a flexed position to an extended position. If the patellar tendon ruptures, the patella is pulled out of position by the quadriceps muscle. This not only causes intense pain but makes it impossible to extend the leg.

Patellar Tendon Injury

It takes a great amount of force to rupture the patellar tendon. It can happen in a severe slip and fall accident or a high impact car crash. A patellar tendon rupture is marked by:

  • severe pain
  • immediate bruising
  • inability to extend the leg
  • inability to bear weight
  • deformity in the leg

Patellar Tendon Repair / Replacement

A patellar tendon rupture must be treated surgically. The patellar tendon does not usually respond well to repair, making patellar tendon replacement surgery the best option.

A semitendinosus (posterior femoral muscle) graft is used. A hole is drilled transversely through the base of the patella. One end of the graft tissue is sutured to the patellar tendon that remains attached to the tibia. The other end of the graft tissue is then threaded through the drilled hole in the patella, looped back down, and sutured next to the other end. This pulls the patella back into position.

The main complications with this surgery are:

  • the patella may fracture
  • the graft may be cut too short
  • the patellar tendon may pull out from its position in the tibia

The knee should be in a cast or brace for 6 weeks following reconstruction, then an additional 6 weeks in a hinged brace. Full range of motion and quadriceps strength can be regained with diligence and effort.

The Spokane, Washington Law Firm of Robert Hahn is one of the leading firms in the area of Personal Injury Law. Our personal Injury clients have the peace of mind in knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced Plaintiffs injury attorney. Our aggressive representation and extensive experience has earned the firm of Robert C. Hahn, III, a stellar reputation for excellence in the representation of injured people.  Robert Hahn’s goal is to provide excellent service by a highly experienced lawyer and legal professionals at an affordable fee.

After helping hundreds of injured people ranging from complex litigation to simple settlement of claims in Spokane and surrounding areas, Spokane Attorney Robert Hahn has the background to explain your alternatives and suggest a solution to your injury difficulties.If you are considering hiring a personal injury attorney, make sure that the attorneys you are considering practice in personal injury law because you need a law firm that deals with these issues on a daily basis.

Our attorneys represent clients in Western Washington, Spokane, Washington and other Eastern Washington communities, including Cheney, Clarkston, Colfax, Colville, Davenport, Ephrata, Moses Lake, Newport, Odessa, Pullman, Ritzville, Republic, Ione, Chewelah, Newport, Metaline Falls Wenatchee, Seattle, Spokane, Yakima and Walla Walla. Our attorneys also represent clients in North Idaho, including Bonners Ferry, Coeur d Alene, Hayden, Lewiston, Moscow, Post Falls, Sandpoint, Wallace, Priest River, Plummer, St. Maries and Potlatch. Our lawyers work in all Spokane County, and surrounding Spokane areas, including Downtown Spokane, North Spokane, South Spokane, East Spokane and West Spokane court systems. Our laywers practice in the Spokane Superior Court, Spokane District Court, Spokane Municipal Court, and the Spokane Valley Municipal Court systems.

For those in need of an injury attorney in Spokane, Robert Hahn represents clients for personal injury, spinal injury, traumatic brain injury, whiplash injury, wrongful death, soft tissue injury, workplace injury, construction injury, injuries to children, serious catastrophic injuries, burn injuries, dog bite injury, animal injuries. Many accidents cause undiagnosed long term permanent damages like, ear injuries, eye injuries, head injury, ankle injury, foot injury, leg injury, hip injury, shoulder injuries, arm injury, elbow injuries, knee injury, fractured pelvis injury, fractures hip injury, broken hip injury, paraplegia, paralysis, burst fracture, herniated disc injury, back injury, spinal fusion, laminectomy injury, head injury, skull fracture, concussions injury. If you are in the need a lawyer in Spokane for a permanent injury, playground injuries, daycare injuries, nursing home injury or abuse, medical malpractice, negligence, insurance claims or insurance disputes contact a lawyer at our Spokane law firm by using the contact us button above. Spokane attorney Robert Hahn represents clients injured in an auto accident, truck accident, construction accident, pedestrian accident, fatal accident, accident caused by cell phone use, commercial truck accident, semi-truck accident, and 18-wheeler accidents. Our lawyers focus on rear-end car collisions, intersection car collision, t-bone car collision, motorcycle collision, drunk driving auto accident, teen car driving accident, boating accident, slip and fall accident, school bus accident, car or truck roll over accident, accident cause by a negligent driver, interstate accident, highway accident, multiple car accidents. If you are in need of a lawyer in Spokane for a side impact car collision, garbage truck accident, commercial bus accident, long haul truck collision, railroad crossing accidents, train accident, mining accident, lumber mill accident, logging accident, improperly marked crossing accident, design defect caused accidents, car malfunction, auto malfunction, motorcycle malfunction, single vehicle crash, multiple vehicle crash, driver error crash, employer negligence accident, third party liability claims, or insurance claims or insurance disputes, contact a lawyer at our Spokane law firm by using the contact us button above.