, 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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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