I am telling you what they told me. He said total tear. i could not walk or stand on the leg. i was carried to the emergency room,. I hobbled around on crutches for 3 weeks. anyway the leg is good, but i would not advise someone to do this. before surgery was perfected for quad tears they would put the leg in a cast. The science has come a long way
Having worked in the Operating Room and in orthopedic surgery for the past 37+ years, there is no way you had a complete rupture with recovery at 100%. The extensor mechanism is completely disabled with a 100% rupture. The quad tendon retracts up into the thigh w/o a repair leaving the leg unable to extend and walking that way results in forward buckling of the knee,and there is nothing the person can do to stop the resulting fall. I know what I'm talking about, ( I suffered a complete rupture of the L Quad Tendon about a year ago. I was repaired 5 days later and still am recovering some quad strength). Quadfraud, I do not believe your story and think you are a bit misinformed.