, Volume 91, Issue 1, pp 51-55
Date: 10 Feb 2008

Spontaneous bilateral patellar tendon rupture: a case report and review of the literature

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Bilateral rupture of the patellar tendon is a very rare injury. It occurs in association with chronic systemic diseases or corticosteroid medications. We report a case of a 13-year-old child with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome presenting a bilateral patellar tendon disruption of proximal insertion that occurred with a trivial trauma. Surgical management consisting in tendon repair with a suture anchor technique protected temporarily with a cerclage wiring gives a good outcome

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
B.M. conceived of this study and coordinated the manuscript. A.N. researched the references and wrote the manuscript. L.M. carried out the review of the patient’s medical history to collect all the available information. V.P. helped draft the manuscript. R.G. revised the article for intellectual details. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.