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A Patellar Tendon Primary Reconstruction after Acute Intraoperative Injury during a Total Knee Arthroplasty

Yousef Turkistani, A.*, Yousef Alghamdi, Fahad Attar G. & Faiz Felemban

Department of Musculoskeletal, International Medical Center, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Dr. Yousef Turkistani, A., Department of Musculoskeletal, International Medical Center, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Keywords: Arthroplasty; Rupture; Physiotherapy

Abstract

Background
The Extensor Mechanism disruption is a very rare yet unforgivable complication of a Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), the incidence of Extensor mechanism disruption from quadriceps tendon is ranged between 0.1% to 1.1%, and the patellar tendon rupture range between 0.17% to 1.4% regardless the cause of the disruption [1].
No specific nor clear way to treat, and many reports about similar cases showed unfavorable outcomes.
We are presenting this technique with a very satisfying outcome for the patient and the surgeon.

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