Traumatic patellar tendon ruptures--a follow-up study of primary repair and neutralization wire.

K. Y. Hsu, W. W. Hsu, W. P. Ho, K. C. Wang

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Abstract

Thirty-five patients with traumatic patellar tendon ruptures treated with primary repair and neutralization wire were retrospectively reviewed. The length of follow up ranged from 1.5 years to 5 years with an average follow up period of 20 months. All the ruptures occurred due to acute trauma, twelve of them (34%) involved in a multiple injuries, and nineteen had an open wounds around the knee joints. The diagnostic clues included a high riding patella by palpation or by X-ray, hemoarthrosis, a palpable gap over the tendon; and being unable to extend the knee actively. Using the criteria of Siwek and Rao, at follow up 57% were rated as excellent, 28.6% good; and 14.2% unsatisfactory. None of the 35 patients had a rerupture of tendon. It is recommended that primary repair with a neutralization wire can be a treatment of choice for traumatic patellar tendon ruptures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChanggeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Pages39-43
Number of pages5
Volume17
Edition1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1994
Externally publishedYes

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    Hsu, K. Y., Hsu, W. W., Ho, W. P., & Wang, K. C. (1994). Traumatic patellar tendon ruptures--a follow-up study of primary repair and neutralization wire. In Changgeng yi xue za zhi / Changgeng ji nian yi yuan = Chang Gung medical journal / Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (1 ed., Vol. 17, pp. 39-43)