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Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Mar;472(3):1050-7. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3396-6. Epub 2013 Dec 12.

Complications in brief: Quadriceps and patellar tendon tears.

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UHZ Sports Medicine Institute, Doctors Hospital, Baptist Health South Florida, 1150 Campo Sano Avenue, Suite 200, Coral Gables, FL, 33146, USA, wrvolk@gmail.com.

Abstract

Effective treatment of knee extensor mechanism disruptions requires prompt diagnosis and thoughtful decision-making with surgical and nonsurgical approaches. When surgery is chosen, excellent surgical technique can result in excellent outcomes. Complications and failures arise from missed or delayed diagnoses and from technical problems in the operating room. In particular, inappropriate surgical timing (especially late surgery), misplaced patellar drill holes, and failure to address concomitant injuries can result in complications seen when repairing a patellar or quadriceps tendon tear. We review the complications that can occur during treatment of these injuries (Table 1).

PMID:
24338040
PMCID:
PMC3916631
DOI:
10.1007/s11999-013-3396-6
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