Calcification of the patellar tendon after ACL reconstruction - A case report with long-term follow-up

Erdogan F., Aydingoz O., Kesmezacar H., Erginer R.

KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, cilt.12, ss.277-279, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00167-003-0424-1
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.277-279


(E)xtensive calcification of the patellar tendon following ACL reconstruction with central-third bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft is a rarely seen complication. A 45-year-old male patient underwent combined intraarticular reconstruction of ACL with 1/3 central patellar bone-tendon-bone graft and extraarticular reconstruction with modified MacIntosh technique. Two cm of calcification of the patellar tendon was observed incidentally when he underwent a high tibial osteotomy due to medial compartment degeneration, secondary to varus malalignment, 18 months after the ACL surgery. The calcification, being painless, was left untouched during the surgery. At the final examination, 136 months postoperatively, the patient still had no complaint relating to the patellar tendon.