There are two main tendons in the knee – the quadriceps tendon that connects the thigh muscles to the kneecap, and the patellar tendon that connects the kneecap to the shin bone (tibia). These tendons can be torn through a fall or a sports injury, and they must be reattached to the bone. Surgery for knee tendon injuries is usually an outpatient procedure with a high success rate. Dr. Bushnell has published extensive research about knee tendon injuries and repair using suture anchors – a minimally-invasive technique that he helped develop while in training at the University of North Carolina.
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