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Bilateral Spontaneous rupture of the Patella Tendon without Predisposing systemic Disease or Steroid Use: A Case Report.

FC Sitati
SO Otieno


Bilateral spontaneous rupture of the patella tendon is an uncommon injury. However when found, it is usually associated with an underlying systemic disease or steroid use. We report an unusual case in a 50 year old male who was not on any medication prior to the incident and had no known systemic illness. The rarity of this condition and the symmetry of the findings on physical examination may cause clinicians to miss the diagnosis. An early diagnosis and treatment led to satisfactory recovery.

Key Words: bilateral; patella tendon; rupture

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