Treatment of an Insertional High Grade Partial Patellar Tendon Tear Utilizing a Bio-Inductive Implant

Document Type : CASE REPORT


1 Lourdes Medical Associates, Burlington, New Jersey, USA

2 Lourdes Medical Associates, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Our Lady of Lourdes Burlington Campus, Burlington, New Jersey, USA

3 Lourdes Medical Associates, Burlington, New Jersey, USA Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey, U.S.A.USA


The management of recalcitrant patellar tendinopathies in the athletic population can be vexing to both the surgeon
and patient. To date the majority of treatments for this disease pathology are non-surgical in nature. When surgical
intervention is required, open debridement and/or tendon take-down with repair has been necessary. We propose
a novel technique for the treatment of insertional patellar tendinopathies and symptomatic partial tearing utilizing a
bio-inductive implant.
Level of evidence: V


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  • Receive Date: 21 January 2018
  • Revise Date: 18 August 2018
  • Accept Date: 03 September 2018
  • First Publish Date: 01 March 2019