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Bilateral patellar tendon rupture at different sites without predisposing systemic disease or steroid use.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19742095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Simultaneous bilateral patellar tendon ruptures are extremely rare, and even more rare in patients without systemic disease. We describe bilateral simultaneous patellar tendon disruptions in the absence of systemic disease or steroid usage, with one tendon disruption at the inferior pole and the other an intrasubstance tear. The different locations of the ruptures are also exceedingly rare, as only two cases of non-identical ruptures have ever been reported. We also review all bilateral patellar tendon rupture case reports from English and German literature.
Benjamin C Taylor; Alex Tancev; Ty Fowler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Iowa orthopaedic journal     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1555-1377     ISO Abbreviation:  Iowa Orthop J     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-10     Completed Date:  2010-01-25     Revised Date:  2013-05-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908272     Medline TA:  Iowa Orthop J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  100-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Patellar Ligament / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery
Rupture, Spontaneous
Steroids / adverse effects
Tendon Injuries / diagnosis*,  etiology,  radiography
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