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Multidisciplinary Reconstructive Approach to Traumatic Extensor Mechanism DisruptionA Case Report
David K Galos, MD1; Rachel Goldstein, MS, MD2; Kenneth Egol, MD1
1 NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street, Suite 1402, New York, NY 10003. E-mail address for D.K. Galos: David.Galos@nyumc.org. E-mail address for K. Egol: Kenneth.Egol@nyumc.org
2 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS#69, Los Angeles, CA 90027. E-mail address: Rgoldstein@chla.USC.edu
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Investigation performed at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Jamaica, New York



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Copyright © 2014 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2014 Jan 08;4(1):e3 1-5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.M.00102
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Extensor mechanism disruptions are relatively uncommon injuries involving injury to either the quadriceps tendon, the patella, or the patellar tendon. To the best of our knowledge, little has been written to date about reconstructive options following injuries to the patellar tendon insertion at the tibial tubercle in adult native knees. This case report highlights a unique case of extensor mechanism disruption due to traumatic tissue loss, and discusses the novel treatment of such a case.
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