Functional reconstruction of a chronically ruptured extensor apparatus after patellectomy.
SourceThe Journal of Knee Surgery, 22, 4, (2009), pp. 378-381
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The Journal of Knee Surgery
SubjectNCEBP 2: Evaluation of complex medical interventions
Rupture of the knee extensor mechanism after previous patellectomy is rare. A treatment protocol therefore is not available. This article presents a new and easy technique using a gracilis-semitendinosus tendon autograft for successful reconstruction of a ruptured knee extensor mechanism after previous patellectomy.
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