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Traumatic bilateral concurrent patellar tendon rupture: an alterative fixation method

  • Hok-Ming Ho
  • Wai-Keung Edison Lee
Knee

Abstract

A 37-year-old healthy Chinese man with traumatic bilateral concurrent patellar tendon rupture is presented. This is the 19th case reported in the literature. Sports-related activities are the most common cause of injury. The mechanism of rupture is forceful contraction of quadriceps muscle on a partially flexed knee. Previous surgical treatments have potential problems. Soft tissue anchors were used for restoration of the patellar continuity. Improved surgical techniques and excellent functional results are expected.

Keywords

Traumatic bilateral concurrent patellar tendon rupture Soft tissue anchors Knee extensor mechanism Literature review Case report 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors received no grants or outside funding in support of their research or preparation of this manuscript. They did not receive payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity. No commercial entity paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, any benefits to any research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyTseung Kwan O HospitalHong KongP.R.C.

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