Displaced nonunion patellar fracture following use of a patellar tendon autograft for ACL reconstruction: case report.

@article{Carreira2005DisplacedNP,
  title={Displaced nonunion patellar fracture following use of a patellar tendon autograft for ACL reconstruction: case report.},
  author={Dominic A Carreira and Jeff A. Fox and Kevin Blake Freedman and Bernard Raymond Bach},
  journal={The journal of knee surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={131-4}
}
Although a variety of graft sources are available for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery, the patellar tendon autograft remains the most commonly used autograft. A recognized but unusual complication of patellar tendon autograft includes patellar fracture, patellar tendon rupture, or both.6 This article reports a displaced nonunion… CONTINUE READING