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Patellar tendon avulsion after total knee arthroplasty:A new technique

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Arthroplasty
0883-5403
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0883-5403(05)80174-3
Keywords
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Patellar Tendon Avulsion

Abstract

Abstract Patellar tendon avulsion is a rare complication of total knee arthroplasty. An easy surgical technique that involves suturing the tendon into a groove carved in the tibial tubercle and tension band wiring is described. Two cases are presented, with an average follow-up period of 21 months. Good clinical results were obtained in each case. No postoperative complications occurred.

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