AJSM 2008

Patellar tendon ruptures have been reported after steroid use,trauma,and central-third patellar tendon removal for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction; in patients with collagen-vascular disease; and  spontaneously. However, ruptures of the patellar tendon are uncommon in patients with open physes.We report the case and treatment of a preadolescent female patient who had a traumatic intrasubstance stretch tear of the patellar tendon.

To our knowledge, this is the first such report of this type of injury.

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