Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-59858
Meyer, D C; Gerber, C; Farshad, M (2011). Negative muscle pennation angle as a sign of massive musculotendinous retraction after tendon tear: paradoxical function of the vastus lateralis muscle. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 19(9):1536-1539.
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Case report: In the presented case, an isolated vastus lateralis tendon tear resulted in a negative pennation angle of the distal muscle fibers acting paradoxical to the physiological direction of the proximal muscle fibers. This observation makes the value of an in situ repair of a far retracted tendon tear with interposition of a graft questionable and emphasizes early over late anatomic surgical restoration of the muscle architecture after tendon tears.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center|
|DDC:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||24 Feb 2012 21:12|
|Last Modified:||12 Dec 2013 17:26|
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