Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 913230, 5 pages
Floating Knee Injury Associated with Patellar Tendon Rupture: A Case Report and Review of Literature
1Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
2ESI Hospital, KK Nagar, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
3Department of Orthopaedics, Coimbatore Medical College, Tamilnadu, Coimbatore 641036, India
Received 18 November 2011; Accepted 28 December 2011
Academic Editor: K. Erler
Copyright © 2012 Singaravadivelu Vaidyanathan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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