CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-43

Patellar tendon reconstruction with ipsilateral free semi-tendinosus and gracilis autograft for neglected patellar tendon rupture


Department of Orthopaedics, Maharajah's Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Appalaraju Sanaboyina
Department of Orthopaedics, Maharajah's Institute of Medical Sciences, Nellimarla - 535217, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-2585.155927

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Chronic patellar tendon ruptures are rare. Diagnosis is usually made on clinical background. The ideal method of treatment is a matter of debate. The management of neglected, chronic patellar tendon must address four difficulties: The proximally retracted patella, reconstruction of the patellar tendon, temporary protection of repair, patello-femoral tracking, and active full range of knee movement. By presenting a case of chronic patellar tendon rupture, the advantages of reconstruction with a free semi-tendinosus and gracilis autograft from an early rehabilitation are described.


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