Femoral Quadriceps Tendon Closure Failure After Total Knee ArthroplastyTakatomo Mine*, Koichiro Ihara, Hiroyuki Kawamura, Ryutaro Kuriyama and Ryo Date
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Kanmon Medical Center, Simonoseki, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Takatomo Mine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
National Hospital Organization Kanmon Medical Center
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Received date: June 13, 2017; Accepted date: July 11, 2017; Published date: July 20, 2017
Citation: Mine T, Ihara K, Kawamura H, Kuriyama R, Date R (2017) Femoral Quadriceps Tendon Closure Failure After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Orthop Muscular Syst 6: 237. doi: 10.4172/2161-0533.1000237
Copyright: © 2017 Mine T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Extensor mechanism disruption after total knee arthroplasty is rare. Extensor mechanism disruption can occur either intraoperatively or postoperatively. We present our first case a femoral quadriceps tendon closure failure in a medial parapatellar approach. Two causes might explain the failure of the femoral quadriceps tendon closure. One is insufficient sutures in the closure of the medial parapatellar approach. The other might be the effect of a local periarticular injection. A torn tendon was refreshed and performed tightly with heavy nonabsorbable sutures. A successful repair was obtained.