Quadriceps Tendon Repair in


Quadriceps Tendon Repair treatment in Dubai - Dr Hesham Al Khateeb

The stability and functionality of the knee joint heavily rely on the integrity of the patellar and quadriceps tendons. These tendons are susceptible to injury due to factors such as sports-related accidents, sudden falls, or degenerative disorders. Our orthopedic doctor’s comprehensive know-how about the intricate anatomy of these tendons expertly analyzes the typical causes of injuries and the factors affecting their repair.

By offering this detailed examination, he aims to offer thorough Quadriceps Tendon Repair treatment in Dubai, along with aftercare and rehabilitation of the injured knee.

What is Quadriceps Tendon tear?

A tear in the quadriceps tendon, also known as a quadriceps tendon rupture, is an uncommon yet severe injury that can impair the proper function of your knee. The quadriceps muscles, located at the front of your thighs, are connected to your knee joint by the quadriceps tendon. This collective structure assists in the straightening of your knee.

Individuals who experience a quadriceps tendon tear usually need surgical intervention to mend the torn muscle and regain knee functionality, enabling them to maintain an active lifestyle.

Anatomy of the Quadriceps Tendon

The quadriceps tendon, a robust fibrous tissue resembling a rope, resides at the uppermost part of the kneecap, linking the quadriceps muscles to it. Collaborating with the quadriceps muscles, it facilitates the extension of our leg. Positioned at the anterior aspect of the thigh, the quadriceps muscles exert their function.

A quad tendon rupture in the quadriceps tendon may manifest as either partial or complete:

Partial Rupture: In a partial rupture, the soft tissue sustains partial damage.

Complete Rupture: A complete rupture severs the tissue into two segments, detaching the quadriceps muscles from the kneecap. Even small tears in the tendon can impede walking and engagement in daily activities, while significant ruptures can lead to disabling injuries, often necessitating surgical intervention to restore full knee functionality.

Symptoms of Quadriceps Tendon tear

Signs that you may need a methodical quad tear treatment are as follows:

Find it challenging to extend your knee fully.

A sensation of popping or tearing in the front area of your thigh.

Walking may become difficult, especially if your knee gives out or buckles.

Performing a straight leg raise may not be possible

Other accompanying symptoms may include bruising, muscle cramps in the quadriceps, leg pain and weakness, the presence of a small gap or indentation in your kneecap, swelling, and tenderness.


For diagnosing a quadriceps tendon rupture, your physician will carry out a detailed and careful review of your medical background and conduct a physical assessment of your knee. To confirm the diagnosis, additional imaging procedures like X-rays or MRI scans may be requested. X-rays are utilized to assess the position of the kneecap, while MRI scans provide detailed insights into the extent and precise location of the rupture.

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Quadriceps Injury
Treatment in Dubai

Non-Surgical Options

For most small, partial tears, non-surgical treatment yields positive outcomes.
Immobilization : Our physician may advise the use of a knee immobilizer or brace to maintain your knee in a straight position, aiding in its recovery. Crutches may also be necessary to alleviate weight-bearing on the affected leg. Typically, you’ll wear the knee immobilizer or brace for a period ranging from 3 to 6 weeks.

Physical therapy: After the initial phase of pain and swelling subsides, you’ll commence physical therapy. Tailored exercises will focus on restoring leg strength and enhancing range of motion. The therapist will gradually introduce exercises, with straight leg raises being a key component to strengthen the quadriceps. As your healing progresses, your doctor or therapist will adjust your brace, allowing for increased mobility and range of motion. Further strengthening exercises will be incorporated into your regimen as you continue to recover.

Surgical Intervention

For individuals experiencing a complete rupture, surgical intervention is typically necessary to repair the tendon. However, those with a substantial partial rupture or degenerative tendon issues may also undergo quad tear surgery.

Typically performed in a hospital setting, the surgery usually requires at least an overnight stay. Its primary objective is to reattach the torn tendon to the kneecap and restore normal knee function.

Under either general or regional anesthesia, the surgical procedure begins with an incision made over the knee tendon. Sutures are then placed in the torn tendon and passed through drilled holes in the kneecap. These sutures are subsequently tied at the base of the kneecap, pulling the torn tendon edges back into their original position.

Post-operative Care and Rehabilitation

After your quadriceps tendon rupture surgery, pain management will involve medication and the application of ice packs. Detailed instructions regarding care for the incision site and bathing will be given. It’s important to slip strenuous activities and heavy lifting. Staples or sutures will be taken out from the incision area approximately two weeks post-surgery. A lengthy cast or knee immobilizer will be utilized to safeguard the repair. The use of a brace and crutches will be necessary until walking unaided is feasible.

Physical therapy exercises will be prescribed to enhance knee muscle strength and promote optimal knee function. Complete healing of the tendon is anticipated to occur within approximately four months.

Seek end-to-end Quadriceps Tendon Repair treatment
in Dubai with Dr. Hesham Al-Khateeb

For comprehensive Quadriceps Tendon Repair treatment in Dubai, consider consulting with Dr. Hesham Al-Khateeb. With a commitment to providing holistic care and utilizing cutting-edge techniques, he offers end-to-end solutions tailored to individual needs.

Dr. Hesham’s expertise makes sure that the patients receive meticulous attention from diagnosis through surgery to post-operative rehabilitation. Trust in his expertise to guide you towards a successful recovery, restoring strength and functionality to your knee. Take the first step towards healing by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hesham today.

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