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Bilateral patellar tendon ruptures: a missed diagnosis : case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17604980     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Knee extensor mechanism disruption is an unusual but serious emergency presentation. Rarely disruption can occur within the patellar tendon which is often associated with systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Surgical management is required to repair the patellar tendon after clinical assessment and diagnosis. We describe the case of a 75-year-old man without any known predisposing systemic disease presenting on several occasions before accurate diagnosis and treatment. We include a literature review of similar cases and discuss the importance of missed diagnosis and underlying causes. A treatment algorithm to avoid missing similar injuries is also proposed.
Calum Cree; Anand Pillai; Bryn Jones; Mark Blyth
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-06-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0942-2056     ISO Abbreviation:  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-25     Completed Date:  2008-03-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9314730     Medline TA:  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1350-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G40SF, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnostic Errors*
Patellar Ligament / injuries*
Rupture / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Tendon Injuries / pathology*,  radiography*,  surgery

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