Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma

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Neglected Ipsilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Patellar Tendon Rupture: A Case Report

C Nkanta


Simultaneous ipsilateral ACL and Patellar tendon rupture is a rare entity. Although treatment protocol has been varied and shrouded in controversy, the general consensus is that a 2- staged early repair of patellar tendon with delayed reconstruction of the ACL gives best functional result. The rehabilitation differs depending on whether a single stage repair or 2-stage repair which favored conservative and aggressive approaches respectively.

Key words: Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Patellar Tendon, Rupture, Hamstring Graft, Repair.

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