Tear Patterns, Surgical Repair, and Clinical Outcomes of Patellar Tendon Ruptures After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With a Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Autograft
The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 08/09/2012
Benner RW et al. – Patellar tendon ruptures are rare after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) graft harvest. These ruptures usually occur in either a proximal–medial and distal–lateral pattern or an entirely distal pattern, in contrast to the proximal–only tear pattern commonly observed in unharvested patellar tendons. Good objective and subjective results were achieved with repair of postoperative patellar tendon ruptures using suture anchors and Dall–Miles cable augmentation, followed by aggressive, immediate range of motion exercises.