• Vol. 48 No. 8
  • 15 August 2019

Partial Patella Tendon Tear in a Middle-Aged Man with No Previous Knee Injuries: A Non-Surgical Approach

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Dear Editor,

Patella tendon (PT) rupture is an uncommon cause
of anterior knee pain1 and is reportedly 6 times less
frequent than patellar fracture, making it a rare injury.2
Although most PT ruptures are unilateral, case studies that
described simultaneous bilateral tendon ruptures have been
reported.3-5 PT tears can be classified as partial or complete
and typically occur in active individuals <40 years old.
We describe an unusual case of unilateral PT injury in a
39-year-old Chinese man.

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