Patellar tendon ruptures are rare but potentially devastating injuries. Acute repair after patellar tendon rupture affords the best opportunity for tension-free restoration of the extensor mechanism. Biological augmentation of primary repair is believed to decrease strain across the repair site and reduce the risk of rerupture. We present a technique for primary patellar tendon repair with bidirectional fixation using transosseous tunnels, suture anchor fixation, and ipsilateral hamstring autograft augmentation in a distal patellar pole socket.
Woodmass, J. M., Johnson, J. D., Wu, I. T., Krych, A. J., & Stuart, M. J. (2017). Patellar Tendon Repair With Ipsilateral Semitendinosus Autograft Augmentation. Arthroscopy Techniques, 6(6), e2177–e2181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2017.08.013