Recalcitrant patellar tendinosis in elite athletes: surgical treatment in conjunction with aggressive postoperative rehabilitation.

@article{Shelbourne2006RecalcitrantPT,
  title={Recalcitrant patellar tendinosis in elite athletes: surgical treatment in conjunction with aggressive postoperative rehabilitation.},
  author={K. Donald Shelbourne and Timothy D Henne and T Flint Gray},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={1141-6}
}
BACKGROUND Recalcitrant patellar tendinosis is difficult to treat, and results are varied. HYPOTHESIS Surgical removal of necrotic tissue, surgical stimulation of remaining tendon, and aggressive and specific rehabilitation after patellar tendonectomy will allow athletes to return to sports. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS From December 1996 to July 2002, 16 high-level athletes (4 professional, 2 Olympic, 9 collegiate, 1 preparatory), aged 16 to 25 years (mean, 19… CONTINUE READING