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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2015, Article ID 192023, 3 pages
Case Report

Surgical Repair of an Atraumatic Avulsion of Patellar Tendon at the Tibial Tuberosity in an Adult Patient

1Division of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, University of Perugia, S. Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Via Lorenzini 16, 06123 Perugia, Italy
2Shah Bhitai District Government Hospital, Hyderabad 71000, Pakistan
3University of Perugia, S. Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Via Massari 5, 06122 Perugia, Italy

Received 30 March 2015; Accepted 10 June 2015

Academic Editor: Werner Kolb

Copyright © 2015 Lorenzo Maria Di Giacomo 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.


Atraumatic avulsion of the tibial attachment of patellar tendon in adults is a very rare injury with only few published case reports. Here we are sharing the successful management and follow-up of a similar case with a different suture material for repair of the tendon, the FiberWire. We believe that the management we are discussing allows for early return to activity with good functional outcome.