Technical TrickPatellar Tendon Repair With Suture Anchors Using a Combined Suture Technique of a Krackow-Bunnell WeaveGaines, Robert J MD; Grabill, Scott E DO; DeMaio, Marlene MD; Carr, Donald MDAuthor Information From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bone/Joint Sports Medicine Institute, 620 John Paul Jones Circle, Portsmouth, VA. Accepted for publication October 17, 2008. The devices that are the subject of this article are FDA approved. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the US Government. This work was prepared as part of my official duties. Title 17 U.S.C. 105 provides that “Copyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government.” Title 17 U.S.C. 101 defines a US Government work as a work prepared by a military service member or employee of the US Government as part of that person's official duties. Reprints: Marlene DeMaio, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bone/Joint Sports Medicine Institute, 620 John Paul Jones Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23708-2197 (e-mail: email@example.com). Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: January 2009 - Volume 23 - Issue 1 - p 68-71 doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e318191c353 Buy Metrics Abstract Suture repair of the ruptured patellar tendon is the treatment of choice for patients requiring operative management. This standard technique includes fixation through transosseous tunnels in the patella. The use of suture anchor fixation has several advantages over the standard approach, including less dissection, decreased surgical time, more accurate suture placement, and a low-profile construct. Additionally, the pullout strength of suture anchors warrants consideration of this technique in these repairs. This article describes using suture anchors for repair of the acute ruptured patellar tendon with a combination of Krackow and Bunnell sutures. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.