Bilateral ruptures of the extensor mechanism of the knee: A systematic review.

Lawrence Camarda, Marco Guarneri, Michele D'Arienzo, Antonio D'Arienzo, Francesco Balistreri, Salvatore Morello

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-453
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics
Publication statusPublished - 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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