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Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2003 Mar;11(2):105-11. Epub 2003 Feb 7.

Traumatic bilateral concurrent patellar tendon rupture: an alterative fixation method.

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Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, 2 Po Ning Lane, Hang Hau, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, PRC.


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.

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