Patellar Tendon Repair

13 years old boy from Kosi (Mathura) sustained injury right knee 3 months back. He was treated by a general orthopaedic surgeon there. He was advised MRI but parents refused. A plaster was applied for one month. When the plaster was removed, patient was not able to straighten (extend) his knee and after physiotherapy for about 2 months, he could only limp around (no running, brisk walking ….etc.). Climbing stars was very difficulty.
Finally MRI was done after 3 months and there was tear of Patellar Tendon from Tibia (its a very rare condition because usually the tear is from patellar side and not from tibia side). There was lots of calcification under the tendon and it was very tender to touch the knee. First he consulted knee surgeon in Delhi and was told that the tendon is irreparable, artificial tendon has to be used and patient will never be able to squat.
Patient’s family was very apprehensive considering all these factors. When he contacted Dr. Ashwani Maichand’s team, we examined the patient and went through the MRI reports. After extensive discussions among the team members, we realized that tendon can be easily repaired and after 6 months patient can have full range of movements.
During surgery the tendon was cleared, all the calcification was removed and patella was pulled down so that tendon could be re-attached to its original side. Hamstring tendons were used and passed through a drill hole in patella to augment the repair. Normally surgeons use Stainless Steel wires to pull the patella down. But as we have used patient’s own hamstring’s muscles there is no need for second surgery (for wire removal). Patient was given a full leg plaster which will be removed after 2 weeks and physiotherapy will be started.


           MRI showing Patellar Tendon Tear


         X-Ray showing calcification in tendon


       X-Ray after Patellar Tendon Repair


Upcoming Events
  • Coming up with a mega campaign "Lets Fight Arthritis" on the occasion of World Arthritis Day, at A4 Block, Gauri Shankar Mandir, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi. The campaign will be on 9th October 2016(Sunday). 

  • Health Awareness Campaign on 28th August at Gurudwara Singh Sabha E Block Karampura, Delhi.

  • Coming up with a mega campaign on Spine & Back Pain on 5th June 2016 at Gurudwara New Ranjeet Nagar (near Satyam Ciema), Patel nagar, Delhi in association with Sukhmani Charitable Trust, Delhi.

  • Coming up with an awareness campaign on Arthritis Management & Control on 22nd May 2016 at Guru Ram Dass Charitable Medical Centre - Gurudwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Moti Nagar, Delhi.  

  • Mega campaign on Arthritis Management on "Mother's Day" 8th May 2016 at West Patel Nagar, Delhi - 110008

  • Mega campaign on Arthritis Management in association with "Varishth Nagrik Kesari Club" - Punjab Kesari Delhi on 6th April 2016 (Wednesday)

  • Dr. Ashwani Maichand Participated in Shoulder Conclave 2016 at JWT Marriott, Pune

  • Dr. Ashwani Maichand was the Table instructor for young doctors at Cadaver Joint Replacement Training on 21st February 2016 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

  • Arthritis Awareness campaign on 28th february 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm at Minomax Knee & Shoulder Clinics (8/29, West Patel nagar, Delhi, India)

  • Participating as a speaker on "Dificult cases of Hip & Knee Replacement" in 2nd Masters Course in Arthroplasty at Meril Academy, VAPI, Gujarat from 4th to 6th February 2016






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Dr Ashwani Maichand
M.S., M.Ch. (Ortho)
Fellowship Joint Replacement
Specialist : Knee & Shoulder
Dr. Rahul Kakran
M.s., M.Ch (Ortho)
Specialist : Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
Dr. Rajni Koundal
Consultant Physiotherapy
For Appointment : 9999074745
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For Upcoming Events : 9999071715
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MinOmaX Knee & Shoulder Clinics
8/29, West Patel Nagar,opp. D.A.V. Sr. Secondary School (near Metro Pillar no. 198, Delhi-110008)
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