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Will calcification of tendons cause any problem in future?

Q: I had an operation for bilateral rupture of patellar tendons last year. A recent digital x-ray shows some calcification near the knee joints. Will calcification increase with time? What will be the effect on the use of knee muscles in future? What precautions do I need to take to keep my knees fit?

A:The calcification in tendons after repair does happen sometimes. Usually, it does not progress and should not cause any problem. There is no method available to stop it from getting worse which can happen on rare occasions. In case the ankle movements are becoming limited, the calcification will have to be removed by operation. But in 99% cases nothing will happen and you should not get worried about it.


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