Patellar tendon rupture after total knee arthroplasty.


Between 1973 and 1985, 18 knees in 17 patients were treated for rupture of the patellar tendon after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), accounting for 0.17% of the TKAs performed at the authors' institution during the same interval. Follow-up study was from two and one-half years to four years. Four ruptures occurred in patients who had had a distal patellar… (More)


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