La Chirurgia degli Organi di Movimento

, Volume 91, Issue 1, pp 51–55 | Cite as

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


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


Patella sleeve fracture Patellar ligament lesion Ehlers-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

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