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[Effects of harvesting the central third of the patella tendon on the kinetics of the knee joint and the retropatellar pressure].

Authors
  • Wilharm, A1
  • Dermitas, T
  • Hurschler, C
  • Ostermeier, S
  • Wirth, C J
  • Bohnsack, M
  • 1 Klinik für Unfall, Hand- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Universitätsklinikum der Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und ihre Grenzgebiete
Publication Date
2006
Volume
144
Issue
1
Pages
102–107
Identifiers
PMID: 16498569
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The shortening of the patellar tendon due to tendon removal, as already suggested in several previous studies, is not attributed to the removal of the central portion of the tendon itself, but more likely due to secondary scarring contraction of the tissue. The changes of the patellarkinematics and the retropatellar pressure observed in this study are probably not of any clinical significance.

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