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Knee Dislocation and Patellar Tendon Disruption: A Case Report

  • Open or CloseRodrigo KP* and Wallace MP

    Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Brazil

    *Corresponding author:Rodrigo KP, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Campo Grande (MS), Brazil

Submission: May 1, 2019; Published: May 14, 2019

Volume1 Issue4
May , 2019


Dislocation of the knee is a serious event, often caused by a violent trauma. Patellar tendon rupture cases are described in patients with trauma and even with no trauma at all in some chronic systemic diseases. This is a case report of these two events together in the same patient. A 56 years-old man with rheumatoid arthritis had knee dislocation and patellar tendon disruption after a small trauma. Due to local cellulitis, the surgery was postponed. We decided to perform reconstruction of the patellar tendon only because of the patient’s comorbidity and because the knee was stable. The patient resumed his job after six months of physical therapy. In this report, we describe a very uncommon case of knee dislocation and patellar tendon disruption together. Although the surgery is currently the choice to treat knee dislocation, this patient had only the patellar tendon reconstruction due the rheumatoid arthritis. This very uncommon case, with a surgery treatment, reminds us to be always careful when examining a patient with knee dislocation. We should not forget to examine the patellar height.Keywords: Aquatic exercise; Arthritis; Osteoarthritis

Keywords:Knee dislocation; Tendons; Tendon injuries arthritis; Rheumatoid

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