Extensive bilateral patellar tendon ossification in a spinal cord injury patient

Norio Yamamoto, Takaaki Miki, Akihiro Nishiyama, Tomoyuki Dan'ura, Yuzuru Matsui, Toshihumi Ozaki

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Abstract

This is the first report of extensive bilateral patellar tendon ossification occurring over a prolonged time after a unilateral knee injury. An 84-year-old Japanese man with a spinal cord injury caused by a burst fracture of the T12 vertebra presented with a bony hard prominence on the left knee, which was injured in a traffic accident when he was 77 years old. Radiography revealed extensive ossification of the bilateral patellar tendons. We review the English literature with a focus on the localization of bilateral heterotopic ossification of the knee in patients who had a central nervous system injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalActa Medica Okayama
Volume72
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Bilateral
  • Heterotopic ossification
  • Knee injury
  • Patellar tendon
  • Spinal cord injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Yamamoto, N., Miki, T., Nishiyama, A., Dan'ura, T., Matsui, Y., & Ozaki, T. (2018). Extensive bilateral patellar tendon ossification in a spinal cord injury patient. Acta Medica Okayama, 72(1), 89-93.