Simultaneous patellar tendon avulsion fracture from both patella and tibial tuberosity: A case report

Jung Ro Yoon, Taik Sun Kim, Hak Jun Kim, Haeng Kee Noh, Jong-Keon Oh, Jae Chul Yoo

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We present a simultaneous patella tendon avulsion fracture from both sides of its attachment in an ectopic ossified patellar tendon. Medially two thirds of the patellar tendon was detached from the inferior patella, and laterally one third of that from anterior tibial tuberosity with the patellar tendon split. Osteosynthesis was used to restore the extensor mechanism of the knee. The result at 46 months was good, even though there were some remaining ectopic ossifications in the patellar tendon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Heterotrophic
  • Osseous avulsion
  • Ossification
  • Patellar tendon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Surgery

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