Open and arthroscopic patellar tenotomy for chronic patellar tendinopathy. A retrospective outcome study. Victorian Institute of Sport Tendon Study Group.

@article{Coleman2000OpenAA,
  title={Open and arthroscopic patellar tenotomy for chronic patellar tendinopathy. A retrospective outcome study. Victorian Institute of Sport Tendon Study Group.},
  author={Brett D Coleman and Karim M. Khan and Zoltan S. Kiss and James Bartlett and David Young and John Dennis Wark},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={183-90}
}
Chronic patellar tendinopathy often requires surgical treatment. We compared the outcomes in 25 subjects (29 tendons) who had had open patellar tenotomy and 23 subjects (25 tendons) who had had arthroscopic patellar tenotomy at a mean follow-up of 3.8 and 4.3 years, respectively. At follow-up, outcomes in the open and arthroscopic groups were as follows: 1) symptomatic benefit was seen in 81% of open and 96% of arthroscopic tenotomy patients, 2) sporting success was seen in 54% of open and 46… CONTINUE READING