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 Moretti
  • Angela Notarnicola
  • Lorenzo Moretti
  • Raffaele Garofalo
  • Vittorio Patella
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12306-007-0009-0

Cite this article as:
Moretti, B., Notarnicola, A., Moretti, L. et al. Chir Organi Mov (2008) 91: 51. doi:10.1007/s12306-007-0009-0

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 fracturePatellar ligament lesionEhlers-Danlos syndrome

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Biagio Moretti
    • 1
  • Angela Notarnicola
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Moretti
    • 1
  • Raffaele Garofalo
    • 1
  • Vittorio Patella
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinic Methodology, Clinic Surgery Technology, 2nd and 3rd Operative Units of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Policlinico HospitalUniversity of Study of BariBariItaly