Percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy as a treatment for chronic patellar tendinopathy-jumper's knee

Neal S. Elattrache, Bernard F. Morrey

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Abstract

Chronic patellar tendinopathy is often a debilitating process markedly affecting athletic performance and even routine daily activities. Treatment that is at once reliable, safe, effective and with rapid recovery has not, to date, been available. An early two year experience with a percutaneous tenotomy, performed under local anesthia, using ultrasound energy appears to effectively address these desirable treatment goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-103
Number of pages6
JournalOperative Techniques in Orthopaedics
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Percutaneous
  • Tenotomy
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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