Quadriceps Tendon Rupture


The injury can be caused by forceful kicking, traumatic impacts to the tendon or even a fall. The symptoms include severe quadriceps weakness (which makes it difficult to climb/descend stairs), pain, bruising, just above the kneecap and inability to move. Surgery is required.


Possible Treatment Goals

  • Improve Balance
  • Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
  • Improve Fitness
  • Improve Function
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Increase Oxygen to Tissues
  • Improve Proprioception
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Self-care of Symptoms
  • Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
  • Improve Wound Healing

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