To celebrate the Fourth of July, some attend patriotic parades, others firework displays, and many go to cookouts. Me, well I chose to hang out in the ER, then the OR at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen.
Last Sunday I completely ruptured my patella tendon as well as my lateral and medial retinaculum. For those who aren’t aware, the patella tendon is the tendon (actually it is a ligament, but referred to as a tendon because of its role in knee extension) that connects your patella and quad to the tibia, or shin bone. Without it, you aren’t able to walk, stand, or straighten your knee.