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Unusual patellar tendon injury in an adolescent runner with generalised ligamentous laxity.
  1. I A Karnezis,
  2. P J Morrison
  1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal United Hospital, Bath, United Kingdom.


    A case is reported of an acute traction injury of the patellar tendon in a boy of 14 with joint hypermobility. Such injuries are unusual but early diagnosis and surgical repair lead to a good long term outcome. In adolescents participating in sports, the awareness of the possibility of a rare knee extensor mechanism injury is essential for a successful outcome.

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