Reconstruction of the extensor apparatus of the knee with the Leeds-Keio ligament

K. Fujikawa, T. Ohtani, Hideo Matsumoto, B. B. Seedhom

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Abstract

We describe a new method for the reconstruction of ruptures of the patellar ligament or the quadriceps tendon, using the flexible open-weave polyester Leeds-Keio prosthetic ligament. Of 25 operations performed since 1985, we were able to review 18 patients (19 knees) with a mean follow-up of 3.5 years (3 to 6.5). No patient had required immobilisation of the knee after operation and the average period to return to normal activities without a walking aid was 10.5 weeks. The average range of motion was 146°, and four patients could squat fully in the Japanese style. There was an extension lag (< 10°) in only four patients; eight patients had some patellar crepitus which was mildly painful in three. There were no cases of infection, persistent joint effusion or rerupture of the extensor apparatus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-203
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume76
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Ligaments
Knee
Patellar Ligament
Polyesters
Articular Range of Motion
Immobilization
Tendons
Walking
Rupture
Joints
Infection

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Fujikawa, K., Ohtani, T., Matsumoto, H., & Seedhom, B. B. (1994). Reconstruction of the extensor apparatus of the knee with the Leeds-Keio ligament. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B, 76(2), 200-203.

Reconstruction of the extensor apparatus of the knee with the Leeds-Keio ligament. / Fujikawa, K.; Ohtani, T.; Matsumoto, Hideo; Seedhom, B. B.

In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B, Vol. 76, No. 2, 1994, p. 200-203.

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Fujikawa, K, Ohtani, T, Matsumoto, H & Seedhom, BB 1994, 'Reconstruction of the extensor apparatus of the knee with the Leeds-Keio ligament', Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B, vol. 76, no. 2, pp. 200-203.
Fujikawa, K. ; Ohtani, T. ; Matsumoto, Hideo ; Seedhom, B. B. / Reconstruction of the extensor apparatus of the knee with the Leeds-Keio ligament. In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B. 1994 ; Vol. 76, No. 2. pp. 200-203.
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