Management of Patella Tendon Rupture

  • Giles R. Scuderi
  • Nicholas B. Frisch
  • Richard A. Berger
  • James A. BrowneEmail author
  • Mark E. Mildren
  • Andrea BaldiniEmail author
  • Vincenzo Franceschini
  • Michele D’Amato


Rupture of the patella tendon during or following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be an extremely challenging complication to manage. The following case reports will describe several surgical options for the management of patella tendon ruptures, but it is important to identify those patients who are at greater risk for rupture of the patella tendon. Those patients at higher risk tend to be obese, have limited preoperative range of motion, have had prior surgery, or have a metabolic condition or connective tissue disorder that may compromise the patella tendon.


Patella tendon rupture Extensor mechanism allograft TKA component revision Allograft preparation Structural proximal tibia Patellar tendon for chronic rupture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giles R. Scuderi
    • 1
  • Nicholas B. Frisch
    • 2
  • Richard A. Berger
    • 2
  • James A. Browne
    • 3
    Email author
  • Mark E. Mildren
    • 3
  • Andrea Baldini
    • 4
    Email author
  • Vincenzo Franceschini
    • 5
  • Michele D’Amato
    • 6
  1. 1.Northwell Health Orthopedic InstituteNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Adult Reconstruction, Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  4. 4.I.F.C.A. InstituteFlorenceItaly
  5. 5.Department of Orthopaedics and TraumatologySapienza University of RomeLatinaItaly
  6. 6.1st Orthopaedic and Traumatologic ClinicRizzoli Orthopaedic InstituteBolognaItaly

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