Late Transverse Patellar fracture following patellar tendon reconstruction using semitendinosus graft via single transverse tunnel

Volume 6 | Issue 1 | Jan-April 2018 | Page  | Varshini A, Sandesh Madi, Vivek Pandey, Mohd Suhaib Mudabbir

Authors: Varshini A[1], Sandesh Madi [1], Vivek Pandey[1], Mohd Suhaib Mudabbir [1]

[1]Dept. of Orthopaedics, KMC, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Sandesh S Madi
Dept. of Orthopaedics, KMC, Manipal, Manipal
Academy of Higher Education


Chronic neglected rupture of patellar tendon is a rare but a disabling injury which requires patellar tendon reconstruction to restore the optimal function of the knee. Though many techniques are described in literature to reconstruct the patellar tendon, use of ipsilateral semitendinosus tendon through transverse patellar tunnel is one of the method used to reconstruct the patellar tendon. However, the transverse tunnel acts as a stress riser and could lead to a fracture. We report a rare case of late transverse fracture patella following the patellar tendon reconstruction in a neglected injury using ipsilateral semitendinosus and its management.


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How to Cite this article: Varshini A, Madi S, Pandey V, Mudabbir MS. Late Transverse Patellar fracture following patellar tendon reconstruction using semitendinosus graft via single transverse tunnel. J Kar Orth Assoc. Jan – April 2018;6(1):25-29.

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