Patellar tendon mid-substance tear after total knee arthroplasty: a case report


  • Sanjeev Jindal Department of Orthopaedics, Neelam Superspeciality Hospital, Rajpura, Punjab, India
  • Abhishek Bansal Department of Orthopaedics, Ravinder Hospital, Bathinda, Punjab, India
  • Vivek Bansal Department of Orthopaedics, Punjab Cancer Care Hospital, Bathinda, Punjab, India



Degenerative osteoarthritis, Extensor mechanism, Semitendinosus, Gracilis


Extensor mechanism of knee plays important role in successful long term functional outcome after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Any injury to extensor mechanism during or after surgery can cause functional disability which can be devastating for patients. Patellar tendon injuries are not very common after TKA. The author reported a rare case of patellar tendon mid-substance tear after TKA, which was successfully managed by reconstruction using grafts without any implant.


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