Bilateral spontaneous concurrent rupture of the patellar tendon in a healthy man: case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Knee extensor mechanism disruption is a serious injury usually requiring emergent treatment. Rupture of the patellar tendon is rare in the normal population; bilateral spontaneous concurrent rupture in a healthy population is an exceptional event. We describe the case of a 39-year-old man with bilateral spontaneous concurrent rupture of the patellar tendon without any underlying systemic disease or drug use.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Savarese, E; Bisicchia, S; Amendola, A

Published Date

  • November 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 81 - 88

PubMed ID

  • 20480273

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2035-5114

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12306-010-0077-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Italy