Lee DC*, Hasan MY and Wang L
Department of Orthopedics, National University of Singapore, SingaporeFulltext PDF
The extensor mechanism of the knee is vital in providing mobility and function in the daily requirements of a person. A rupture of the quadriceps tendon will directly impact biomechanics, necessitating a surgical repair to restore function. Although uncommon, we present a case of chronic quadriceps tendon rupture in a 19 year old patient secondary to a Parkour injury. Various augmentative surgical methods have been proposed to fix chronic and retracted quadriceps tendon but have shown variable results in literature. We propose a surgical technique involving allograft augmentative weaving with application of suture anchors and Krakow sutures for fixation to aid in biomechanical superiority. Our surgical technique is easily reproducible and has shown excellent mid-term outcomes in a young patient with high physical demand.
Chronic quadriceps tear; Tendon augmentation; Allograft reinforcement; Extensor mechanism repair; Basket weave technique; Allograft weave repair
Lee DC, Hasan MY, Wang L. Parkour and Chronic Quadriceps Tendon Rupture: A Novel Technique for Repair and Reconstruction of the Extensor Mechanism Utilizing Suture Anchors and Allograft Augmentation. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2149..