[Effects of harvesting the central third of the patella tendon on the kinetics of the knee joint and the retropatellar pressure].
Klinik für Unfall, Hand- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Universitätsklinikum der Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena. [email protected]
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Zeitschrift fur Orthopadie und ihre Grenzgebiete
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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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