Bilateral simultaneous spontaneous rupture of the quadriceps tendons
A case report is presented of a bilateral simultaneous rupture of the quadriceps tendons.The injury occurs most often in elderly people and delay in the diagnosis is not uncommon. Early operative repair is recommended. By using a metal wire passing through a transverse hole in the superior pole of the patella and through the tendon proximal to the repair site, early mobilisation is allowed, avoiding the need for external splintage.
Key words: rupture quadriceps tendons, early mobilisation