IJCRR - 6(17), September, 2014
LATE PATELLAR TENDON RECONSTRUCTION - NOVEL TECHNIQUE
Author: Ravichandran S., Surendher Kumar R., Krishna Bhargava, Krishnagopal R.
Traumatic rupture of the patellar tendon occurs in the young and is caused by sudden contraction of the quadriceps against resistance.
The lesion usually occurs at the point where the patellar tendon is attached to the lower pole of the patella. We present a 26-year-old male patient who presented to our hospital 4 months after history of bike accident. Following which the patient was unable to walk immediately. Patient was treated with native bandage for a month after which patient was able to weight bear. On
walking patient had pain, instability, locking and inability to extend the knee. Clinically, patient had a swelling over infra patellar region with extensor lag of 25-30 degrees. X-ray of the knee showed no bony injury and MRI showed complete tear of the patellar tendon. Patellar tendon rupture repaired with modified Ecker technique using hamstring graft. Post-op operatively, he was
immobilized with above knee slab for 2 weeks after which patient was made to weight bear partially. At 10 weeks, full weight bearing with knee brace was started and at the end of 3 months patient had near normal range of movements.
Keywords: Patellar tendon rupture, Patellar tendon repair, Modified ecker technique, Hamstring
Ravichandran S., Surendher Kumar R., Krishna Bhargava, Krishnagopal R.. LATE PATELLAR TENDON RECONSTRUCTION - NOVEL TECHNIQUE International Journal of Current Research and Review. 6(17), September, 52-54
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