Patellar tendon rupture in a young adolescent post-Heterotopic Ossification – Uncommon presentation


Patellar tendon rupture in a young adolescent post-Heterotopic Ossification – Uncommon presentation


Sam Supreeth, Ismail Al Habsi, Suwailim Al Ghanami, Zahra Al Abri, Khadija Al Adawi, Shenouda M

Khoula Hospital


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Background: Heterotropic ossification is a common entity, but in a young adolescent causing patellar tendon rupture is rare.

Case description: A 13-year-old male presented to us with knee pain and inability to extend since six weeks following trivial trauma. Preliminary radiological investigations revealed a high riding patella with ossification in the patella tendon. The magnetic resonance scan confirmed the same with patellar tendon disruption and heterogenous ossification. He underwent surgery with patella tendon repair, augmentation with autograft and had complete recovery at six months follow-up.

Conclusion: Heterotropic ossification caused by repetitive trauma leading to disastrous effects.


Keywords: Patellar tendon rupture, young adolescent post-Heterotopic Ossification, Uncommon presentation


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Sam Supreeth, Ismail Al Habsi, Suwailim Al Ghanami, Zahra Al Abri, Khadija Al Adawi, Shenouda M. Patellar tendon rupture in a young adolescent post-Heterotopic Ossification – Uncommon presentation. International Journal of Case Reports, 2020 4:121. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2020-01-1805


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