Introduction: We conduct a systematic and qualitative review of the current literature to evaluate studies that described bilateral ruptures of the extensor mechanism of the knee.Methods: A comprehensive literature search was performed to evaluate all studies included in the literature until September 2016.Results: Fourteen studies with a total of 44 patients met the inclusion criteria. There were 14 patients with CRF (61%), 6 patients were affected by diabetes mellitus (14%) while other 6 patients were obese patients (14%).Conclusion: CRF represents the most frequent comorbidity in patients with bilateral quadriceps/patellar tendon ruptures.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Orthopaedics|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Camarda, L., Guarneri, M., D'Arienzo, M., D'Arienzo, A., Balistreri, F., & Morello, S. (2017). Bilateral ruptures of the extensor mechanism of the knee: A systematic review. Journal of Orthopaedics, 4, 445-453.