Neglected ipsilateral simultaneous ruptures of patellar and quadriceps tendon
İlker Karahasanoğlu, Osman Yoloğlu, Servet Kerimoğlu, Ahmet Uğur Turhan
Karadeniz Teknik Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Trabzon, Türkiye
Keywords: Knee joint; patellar ligament; quadriceps muscle; tendon injuries.
Neglected patellar and quadriceps tendon rupture is a rare injury, but ipsilateral simultaneous patellar and quadriceps tendon rupture was not described in the literature to our knowledge. In this article, we report a 40-year-old healthy male patient with neglected ipsilateral patellar and quadriceps tendon ruptures treated by peroneus longus tendon autograft. Patient had received some conservative and surgical treatments for patellar fracture before applying to our clinic. After our treatment using peroneus longus autograft and interference nails, patient was immobilized for six weeks in cylindrical cast. Flexion exercises and full weight bearing were started after cast removal. Patient had no complaint at postoperative second year. Patient was a neglected case. Surgical repair and early rehabilitation enabled us to achieve a satisfactory outcome.