Patellar tendon reconstruction with semitendinosus-gracilis autograft

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We present a case of a 24-year-old, otherwise healthy, man who sustained a right knee injury after a fall. A small, comminuted inferior pole patella fracture with medial and lateral retinacular tears was encountered that required a small, nonarticular partial patellectomy and patellar tendon repair. An uneventful postoperative course was complicated by a fall onto a flexed knee and rerupture of the patellar tendon at 3 months following surgery. Intraoperatively, a significant tissue void was seen in the area of the prior repair. The patellar tendon was reconstructed with semitendinosus and gracilis autograft. At 1 year follow-up, the patient had regained a normal gait, had no pain, and had full range-of-motion without extensor lag. Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S19-S24
JournalThe journal of knee surgery
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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