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Rupture of the quadriceps tendon after total knee arthroplasty. A case report.

Authors
  • Fernandez-Baillo, N
  • Garay, E G
  • Ordoñez, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Arthroplasty
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1993
Volume
8
Issue
3
Pages
331–333
Identifiers
PMID: 8326316
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Reported herein is the case of a 45-year-old woman with knee involvement due to rheumatoid arthritis. She had a total knee arthroplasty with a rupture of the quadriceps tendon 1 month later. Surgical repair of the rupture was performed following the Scuderi technique plus reinforcement with Dacron (Lig Aid, Levallois, Cedex, France) tape cerclage. An above-knee walking-plaster cast was applied with the knee in full extension for 6 weeks. The functional result was good 1 year after surgery.

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