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Patellar Tendon Avulsion Wheeless

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Description: - usually occur in pts under age of 40;
- most ruptures occur w/ the knee in a flexed position (around 60 deg) which are then subject to excessive loading;
- great majority occur at level of inferior patellar pole (> level of tibial tubercle);
- patellar tendon avulsions occur more often in person of african decent (? greater proportion of quadriceps type II muslce fibers);
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Sat Apr 12 2008