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Year : 2017 | Month : October | Volume : 11 | Issue : 10 | Page : RD01 - RD03

Delayed Repair of Infected Ruptured Patellar Tendon using Suture Anchors

Himanshu Kataria, Lakshay Goel, Sahil Gaba, Jatin Prakash, Arvind Kumar

1. Professor and Head, Department of Orthopaedics,Sports Injury Centre, New Delhi, India. 2. Postgraduate Student, Department of Orthopaedics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India. 3. Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Chandigarh, India. 4. Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Sports Injury Centre, New Delhi, India. 5. Senior Resident, Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Sahil Gaba,
House Number 165, Sector 33 A, Chandigarh-160020, India.
E-mail: drsahilgaba@gmail.com

Abstract

Patellar tendon rupture are rare injuries that are easily missed in acute phases if careful clinical examination is not carried out. The delayed condition is further difficult to treat and augmentation of end to end repair is generally required. However, literature presents no such case of delayed presentation with presence of infection. We here present one such case of delayed presentation of patellar tendon rupture at three weeks in a 52-year-old male patient. Usual techniques were not sufficient to allow early rehabilitation. Technique of suture anchors was planned for repair after thorough debridement. After this intervention, patient was put on aggressive rehabilitation protocol and he gained excellent range of motion. Patient was followed for one year and he showed no loss of movement or signs of infection. We thus recommend using anchor suture repair of patellar tendon that provides a stable and rigid fixation with possibility of early active rehabilitation even in delayed setting.

Keywords

Tendon injury, Patellar ligament, Rupture, Knee injury

How to cite this article :

Himanshu Kataria, Lakshay Goel, Sahil Gaba, Jatin Prakash, Arvind Kumar. DELAYED REPAIR OF INFECTED RUPTURED PATELLAR TENDON USING SUTURE ANCHORS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 October [cited: 2018 Jan 17 ]; 11:RD01-RD03. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=October&volume=11&issue=10&page=RD01-RD03&id=10715

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/28724.10715

Date of Submission: Mar 25, 2017
Date of Peer Review: May 31, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jun 29, 2017
Date of Publishing: Oct 01, 2017

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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