Traumatic quadriceps rupture in a patient with patellectomy: a case report

@article{Shanmugam2007TraumaticQR,
  title={Traumatic quadriceps rupture in a patient with patellectomy: a case report},
  author={Chezhiyan Shanmugam and Nicola Maffulli},
  journal={Journal of Medical Case Reports},
  year={2007},
  volume={1},
  pages={146 - 146}
}
INTRODUCTION Acute traumatic, unilateral, quadriceps rupture after patellectomy is rare. CASE PRESENTATION We present a 42-year old male who experienced a unilateral left quadriceps tendon rupture following assault by four people. Twenty-seven years before this injury, the patient had suffered ipsilateral femur and comminuted patellar fractures, which were managed by intramedullary nailing and patellectomy respectively. We performed primary end to end repair of the torn tendon… CONTINUE READING

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