Case:A 30-year-old semiprofessional football player presented with chronic bilateral quadriceps tendon ruptures. Both quadriceps tendon ruptures were unsuitable for isolated primary repair because of tendon retraction and immobility. A novel reconstruction technique using semitendinosus and gracilis tendon autografts was performed to restore both lower extremities' disrupted extensor mechanisms. At the final follow-up, the patient regained excellent motion of both knees and returned to high-intensity activity.Conclusion:Chronic quadriceps tendon ruptures present challenges related to tendon quality and mobilization. Reconstruction with hamstring autograft using a Pulvertaft weave through the retracted quadriceps tendon in a high-demand athletic patient represents a novel approach for treating this injury.
- bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture
- chronic quadriceps tendon rupture
- extensor mechanism injury
- quadriceps tendon reconstruction
- quadriceps tendon repair