A 51-year-old male construction worker with a history of chronic quadriceps tendon rupture presented with no active knee extension and tricompartmental knee osteoarthritis. He underwent simultaneous total knee arthroplasty and extensor mechanism allograft reconstruction. At 4 years postoperatively, the patient had pain-free knee function and active extension.
The combination of a chronic quadriceps tendon rupture with lack of active knee extension and knee osteoarthritis is a rare and challenging problem. To our knowledge, this combined diagnosis and the treatment described in this case report have not been reported previously in the literature.
1Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery (A.Z.P., P.L., M.J.D., and P.S.I.) and Radiology (D.A.B.), New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
aE-mail address for P.S. Issack: PSIssack@aol.com