Patellar tendon reconstruction using an extended gastrocnemius flap following cryogenic injury to the knee

Raymond H. Kim, Amanda H. Randolph, Conrad J. Tirre, Matthew Morrey, Jason M. Jennings

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Abstract

Cryogenic thermal necrosis after knee surgery is rare. We describe a patient who presented with an anterior knee soft tissue defect in conjunction with an extensor mechanism deficiency secondary to a cold thermal injury after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. We treated the patient with a single stage surgical procedure combining patellar tendon reconstruction and soft tissue coverage utilizing the superficial portion of the patient's vascularized Achilles tendon attached to a medial gastrocnemius flap. The patient returned to unrestricted activities and has demonstrated this through a five year follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)686-691
Number of pages6
JournalKnee
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

Keywords

  • Cryogenic injury
  • Extensor mechanism
  • Necrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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