Successful management of unilateral congenital patellar tendon aplasia: case report

  • Hüseyin Bilgehan ÇevikEmail author
  • Güven Bulut
Anatomic Variations


Anatomical variation is discovered frequently in humans, and much such variation in the musculoskeletal system has been reported. We present a rare case of unilateral congenital patellar tendon aplasia with concomitant apparent shortness of the bilateral halluces as a result of shortened first metatarsals as an anatomical variant.


Patellar tendon Aplasia Knee Anatomical variant 


Author contributions

HBC: Manuscript design and preparation; clinical follow-up. GB: surgical procedure; clinical follow-up.



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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyDışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Research and Training HospitalAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologyKartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Research and Training HospitalİstanbulTurkey

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