Primary repair of patellar tendon rupture without augmentation.

  title={Primary repair of patellar tendon rupture without augmentation.},
  author={Richard A. Marder and Laura A Timmerman},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  volume={27 3},
Repair of patellar tendon ruptures has often relied on cerclage augmentation and prolonged immobilization in extension. We are reporting our experience with avulsion injuries as well as midsubstance ruptures, both treated with primary repair without augmentation, allowing early mobilization in the athlete less than 40 years of age. Repairs were performed to allow knee flexion to more than 60 degrees. Rehabilitation was performed with heel slides, allowing flexion to 45 degrees for the first 3… CONTINUE READING


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