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J Trauma. 1986 Nov;26(11):1045-8.

Bilateral rupture of the patella tendon in an otherwise healthy male patient following minor trauma.


A case of bilateral patella tendon rupture in an otherwise healthy 38-year-old man who sustained relatively minor trauma is presented. A flexion moment against a contracted or contracting quadriceps muscle is thought to have been the mechanism of injury. A survey of the literature yielded reports of three other cases of otherwise healthy patients who had had bilateral simultaneous disruption of the patella tendons.

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