Journal article

Open and arthroscopic patellar tenotomy for chronic patellar tendinopathy. A retrospective outcome study. Victorian Institute of Sport Tendon Study Group.

BD Coleman, KM Khan, ZS Kiss, J Bartlett, DA Young, JD Wark

The American Journal of Sports Medicine | Published : 2000


Chronic patellar tendinopathy often requires surgical treatment. We compared the outcomes in 25 subjects (29 tendons) who had had open patellar tenotomy and 23 subjects (25 tendons) who had had arthroscopic patellar tenotomy at a mean follow-up of 3.8 and 4.3 years, respectively. At follow-up, outcomes in the open and arthroscopic groups were as follows: 1) symptomatic benefit was seen in 81% of open and 96% of arthroscopic tenotomy patients, 2) sporting success was seen in 54% of open and 46% of arthroscopic tenotomy patients, 3) median time to return to preinjury level of activity was 10 months for open and 6 months for arthroscopic tenotomy patients, and 4) median Victorian Institute of S..

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