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Patellar tendon repair with suture anchors using a combined suture technique of a Krackow-Bunnell weave

Patellar tendon repair with suture anchors using a combined suture technique of a Krackow-Bunnell weave

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 23(1): 68-71

Suture repair of the ruptured patellar tendon is the treatment of choice for patients requiring operative management. This standard technique includes fixation through transosseous tunnels in the patella. The use of suture anchor fixation has several advantages over the standard approach, including less dissection, decreased surgical time, more accurate suture placement, and a low-profile construct. Additionally, the pullout strength of suture anchors warrants consideration of this technique in these repairs. This article describes using suture anchors for repair of the acute ruptured patellar tendon with a combination of Krackow and Bunnell sutures.

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PMID: 19104306

DOI: 10.1097/bot.0b013e318191c353

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