Open patellar tendon avulsion from tibial tuberosity after ACL reconstruction successfully treated with suture anchors

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Dario Regis
Andrea Sandri
Nicola Bizzotto
Bruno Magnan


patellar tendon, rupture, repair, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, postoperative complications


Patellar tendon rupture after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a rare complication which usually occurs in the early postoperative period during rehabilitation. The management of open avulsions from tibial tuberosity has not been clearly defined yet. We describe a previously unreported case of traumatic and open patellar tendon avulsion from tibial tuberosity one year following ACL reconstruction in an elite football player which was successfully treated with suture anchors.


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