Quadriceps Rupture Injuries

Quadriceps Rupture Injuries

Quadriceps Rupture Injuries

Quadriceps Rupture Injuries – An auto accident can happen at any time. While some accidents lead to relatively minor injuries, severe injuries can lead to life-long complications or even death. Some statistics published by Driver Knowledge include:

  • Close to 15 percent of people do not wear their seat belt at all while in a car.
  • Those who do not wear their seat belt are 30 times more likely to be ejected from the vehicle in the event of an accident.
  • About a quarter of car accidents result in traumatic injuries.

One of the injuries that someone could develop in the event of an accident is a tear of the quadriceps tendon.

A Tear of the Quadriceps Tendon

The role of the quadriceps is to attach the muscle to the top of the knee. There are four different heads of the quadriceps, thus the name. Tears of this muscle can be either:

  • Partial tears: Some of the fibers in the muscle tissue are torn, but the tendon is still in one piece.
  • Complete tears: The tendon has been split into two pieces and is no longer attached at both ends.

If a complete tear has taken place, the tendon is no longer attached to the kneecap. Therefore, contraction of the muscles and bending of the knee cannot take place. This can be seen with direct trauma in an auto accident and can lead to significant mobility problems.

Treatment of a Rupture of the Quadriceps Tendon

If someone has sustained a complete tear of his or her quadriceps tendon, this will almost always require surgery to reattach the muscle to the kneecap. The sooner this is performed after an injury, the better the prognosis of the individual. This procedure is performed by:

  • Placing stitches in the tendon.
  • Drilling holes in the kneecap.
  • Reattaching the tendon to the kneecap by using the sutures.

Most people will need to spend some time in the hospital after the procedure is finished and will often require physical therapy to regain the range of motion and function of their knee.

Help from a Lawyer

If people have sustained a complete tear of their quadriceps tendon and require surgery, they are likely going to spend an extended amount of time in a hospital. They will also probably need physical therapy to help heal their injury. This can place families under a lot of stress and lead to many questions. For help with these situations, it is a good idea to meet with a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. You and your family could be entitled to financial compensation.

Related Articles 

Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. Torn muscles can be painful injuries and lead to long-term complications. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a car accident, call me at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly legal advice.

I am a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

You can read through our verdicts or settlements here.

Take a few minutes on GoogleYelp, and Avvo to see reviews by our past clients.

Quadriceps Rupture Injuries:

Image Citation: The above image was located first on Unsplash and has been shown here under the Creative Commons License / Quadriceps Rupture Injuries.

:dr cha [cs 576] cv

Client Reviews

  • Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!
  • Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation.
  • Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything.
  • Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime.
  • I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone.
  • Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury.