Simultaneous chronic rupture of quadriceps tendon and contra-lateral patellar tendon in a patient affected by tertiary hyperparatiroidism.

Umberto Martorana, Lawrence Camarda, Lawrence Camarda, Lawrence Camarda, Umberto Martorana, Giuseppe Grecomoro

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Abstract

Spontaneous ruptures of the extensor mechanism of the knee are very rare. They tend to increase considerably in patients with metabolic diseases such as chronic renal failure, hyperparathyroidism, diabetes, gout, and systemic lupus erythematosus. The reported case regards a 48-year-old man with chronic, spontaneous and simultaneous quadriceps, and contra-lateral patellar tendon rupture. The patient suffered from chronic renal failure and for the past year from tertiary hyperparathyroidism. Ruptured tendons were repaired and both knee were evaluated monthly for the next 12 months. Good functional recovery was achieved on both knees without relapse. This case emphasizes the importance of long-term high parathyroid hormone level in the etiology of tendons ruptures.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Volume2008-09-01
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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