Acute rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and patellar tendon in a collegiate athlete.

@article{Futch2007AcuteRO,
  title={Acute rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and patellar tendon in a collegiate athlete.},
  author={Lydia A Futch and William P Garth and Greg J Folsom and William K Ogard},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={112.e1-4}
}
In rare incidences of combined ruptures of the ACL and patellar tendon, either the patellar tendon ruptures or the associated ACL tear is often initially missed. Even when recognized, there is no established treatment regimen. We report a case of an intercollegiate football player with a combined rupture of the ACL and patellar tendon that was successfully treated by primary augmented repair of the patellar tendon along with ACL reconstruction. Similar to other reported cases, the mechanism of… CONTINUE READING
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