[Spontaneous patellar tendon rupture in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome]

Unfallchirurg. 2003 Dec;106(12):1051-3. doi: 10.1007/s00113-003-0651-4.
[Article in German]


The operative treatment of patellar tendon ruptures in patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is complicated by the reduced mechanical properties of the tissue. These make it necessary to use, in addition to an end-to-end suture of the debrided tendon stumps and temporary stabilization by a McLaughlin cerclage, an additional augmentation, for example a Trevira band.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome / complications*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Knee Injuries / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Patella / diagnostic imaging
  • Patellar Ligament / diagnostic imaging
  • Patellar Ligament / injuries*
  • Patellar Ligament / surgery
  • Postoperative Care
  • Radiography
  • Risk Factors
  • Rupture, Spontaneous
  • Suture Techniques
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery*
  • Time Factors