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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014, Article ID 657296, 4 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Knee Trauma: Combined Rupture of Medial Collateral Ligament and Patellar Tendon

Kliniek Sint-Jan, Kruidtuinlaan 32, 1000 Brussel, Belgium

Received 12 May 2014; Accepted 5 August 2014; Published 18 August 2014

Academic Editor: John Nyland

Copyright © 2014 T. De Baere 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.


We present the case of a combined lesion of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and patellar tendon of the knee in a 45-year-old man, after a fall while skiing. Although there are numerous publications concerning associated tears of MCL and other knee ligaments, a combination of MCL tear with a rupture of the patellar tendon is very rare. After a review of the literature and treatment guidelines about these lesions, the clinical case is described and discussed. This knee trauma was treated with a transosseous reinsertion of the patellar tendon, which was reinforced by an allograft of fascia lata, followed by a direct suture of the MCL, which was reinforced with the lateral semitendinosus tendon.