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Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2001 Jun;30(6):501-3.

Bilateral metachronous rupture of the patellar tendon.

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Sports Medicine Service, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.


We present a case of a 37-year-old man who sustained a rupture of his left patellar tendon approximately 48 hours after rupturing his right patellar tendon. This temporal pattern illustrates two important aspects of patellar tendon injury-that rupture of the degenerated patellar tendon may occur without any prodromal warning and that it may elude detection even if the patient is examined by several physicians.

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