Rupture of the patellar tendon after use of its central third.

@article{Langan1987RuptureOT,
  title={Rupture of the patellar tendon after use of its central third.},
  author={P. St. J. Langan and A P Fontanetta},
  journal={Orthopaedic review},
  year={1987},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={
          317-21
        }
}
The authors, in performing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, have been using the central third of the patella tendon with a connected piece of patella for a transfer. In this paper they report a case in which the residual patella tendon itself ruptured and required a subsequent repair. The technique of repair is described. Diagnosis of the rupture was difficult. The authors also describe an experimental technique for assessing derangement of the knee. 

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