Case Report

La Chirurgia degli Organi di Movimento

, Volume 91, Issue 1, pp 51-55

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

  • Biagio MorettiAffiliated withDepartment of Clinic Methodology, Clinic Surgery Technology, 2nd and 3rd Operative Units of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Policlinico Hospital, University of Study of Bari Email author 
  • , Angela NotarnicolaAffiliated withDepartment of Clinic Methodology, Clinic Surgery Technology, 2nd and 3rd Operative Units of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Policlinico Hospital, University of Study of Bari
  • , Lorenzo MorettiAffiliated withDepartment of Clinic Methodology, Clinic Surgery Technology, 2nd and 3rd Operative Units of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Policlinico Hospital, University of Study of Bari
  • , Raffaele GarofaloAffiliated withDepartment of Clinic Methodology, Clinic Surgery Technology, 2nd and 3rd Operative Units of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Policlinico Hospital, University of Study of Bari
  • , Vittorio PatellaAffiliated withDepartment of Clinic Methodology, Clinic Surgery Technology, 2nd and 3rd Operative Units of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Policlinico Hospital, University of Study of Bari

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Abstract

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

Keywords

Patella sleeve fracture Patellar ligament lesion Ehlers-Danlos syndrome