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Bilateral patellar tendon rupture associated with statin use.

Kearns MC, Singh VK - J Surg Case Rep (2016)

Bottom Line: It occurs most frequently in patients with predisposing factors such as corticosteroid use or systemic diseases.The authors present the case of a 56-year-old male on long-term statin therapy who sustained this injury following a fall on ice.Statins have previously been associated with tendon ruptures at other sites but there have been no published cases of bilateral patellar tendon rupture linked to statin use.

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Affiliation: Orthopaedic Department, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, UK mkearns@nhs.net.

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Operative findings showing complete tendon rupture at the inferior patella pol.
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rjw072F3: Operative findings showing complete tendon rupture at the inferior patella pol.

Mentions: At open repair, 48 hours later, he had bilateral complete disruption of the patellar tendon at its attachment at inferior pole of the patella with associated complete medial and lateral retinaculum tears (Fig. 3). Two Krakow sutures were placed in the patellar tendon, passed through three drill holes in the patella and secured in the quadriceps tendon (Fig. 4). The surface of the tendon was smoothed using a 1’0 vicryl suture and the retinacula were repaired using No. 2 vicryl.Figure 3:


Bilateral patellar tendon rupture associated with statin use.

Kearns MC, Singh VK - J Surg Case Rep (2016)

Operative findings showing complete tendon rupture at the inferior patella pol.
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rjw072F3: Operative findings showing complete tendon rupture at the inferior patella pol.
Mentions: At open repair, 48 hours later, he had bilateral complete disruption of the patellar tendon at its attachment at inferior pole of the patella with associated complete medial and lateral retinaculum tears (Fig. 3). Two Krakow sutures were placed in the patellar tendon, passed through three drill holes in the patella and secured in the quadriceps tendon (Fig. 4). The surface of the tendon was smoothed using a 1’0 vicryl suture and the retinacula were repaired using No. 2 vicryl.Figure 3:

Bottom Line: It occurs most frequently in patients with predisposing factors such as corticosteroid use or systemic diseases.The authors present the case of a 56-year-old male on long-term statin therapy who sustained this injury following a fall on ice.Statins have previously been associated with tendon ruptures at other sites but there have been no published cases of bilateral patellar tendon rupture linked to statin use.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Orthopaedic Department, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, UK mkearns@nhs.net.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus