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CASE REPORT
Treatment of patella tendinopathy by distalising tibial tubercle osteotomy
  1. Michael J Dan1,
  2. William R Walsh1,
  3. Mervyn J Cross2 and
  4. Bruce Caldwell3
  1. 1 Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2 Orthopaedics, Stadium Sports Clinic, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  3. 3 Orthopaedics, Lingard Private Hospital, Merewether, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael J Dan, michael.dan{at}unsw.edu.au

Abstract

Patella tendinopathy condition is often resistant to conservative treatment. We report a case of patella tendinopathy treated by distalisation of the tibial tubercle with excellent long-term result.

  • jumper’s knee
  • tendonopathies
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  • Contributors MJD was involved in; conception and design, acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the article and has given final approval of the version submitted. He agrees to be accountable for the article and to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article are investigated and resolved. WRW was involved in editing of the article and concept design, and has given final approval of the version submitted. He agrees to be accountable for the article and to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article are investigated and resolved. MJC should be consider the forefather of this concept with large anecdotal experience not reported. He gave the senior surgeon the idea for the case. He was involved in editing of the article and concept design, and has given final approval of the version submitted. He agrees to be accountable for the article and to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article are investigated and resolved. BC was the surgeon assessing the patient and performing the case. He has reviewed the final version submitted and is accountable for the article to ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article are investigated and resolved.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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