Protection of Repaired Patellar Tendons: A Surgical Technique

David R. Lionberger, Jr., Nicole Correia

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Patellar tendon avulsion repairs are a frequent necessity in knee arthroplasty and revisions. These repairs are often accompanied by compromised healing from previous surgeries, resulting in devitalization of tissues and vascular support with scar tissue formation. This study describes the use of a dynamic and flexible leash to limit excursion of the patella while protecting the fragile repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)969-971
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • avulsed patellar tendon repair
  • patellar tendon avulsion
  • patellar tendon insertion
  • reconstructive surgery
  • total joint revision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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