Simultaneous bilateral patellar tendon rupture☆

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Moura, Diogo Lino ; Marques, José Pedro ; Lucas, Francisco Manuel ; Fonseca, Fernando Pereira (2016)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia, volume 52, issue 1, pages 111-114 (issn: 1982-4378, eissn: 2255-4971)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.rboe.2016.03.006, pmc: PMC5290082
  • Subject: RD701-811 | Case Report | Medicine | Ligamento patelar | Lesões dos Tendões | Reabilitação | Esteroides | Rupture, spontaneous | Rehabilitation | R | Orthopedic surgery | Steroids | Traumatismos dos tendões | Tendon injuries | Patellar ligament | Ruptura espontânea
    mesheuropmc: human activities | musculoskeletal system | musculoskeletal diseases

Bilateral patellar tendon rupture is a rare entity, often associated with systemic diseases and patellar tendinopathy. The authors report a rare case of a 34-year-old man with simultaneous bilateral rupture of the patellar tendon caused by minor trauma. The patient is a retired basketball player with no past complaints of chronic knee pain and a history of steroid use. Surgical management consisted in primary end-to-end tendon repair protected temporarily with cerclage wiring, followed by a short immobilization period and intensive rehabilitation program. Five months after surgery, the patient was able to fully participate in sport activities. info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion