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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.

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
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s00167-011-1488-y
PubMed ID:21445590
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 2
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