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Offline star2me

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patella baja and shortened patellar tendon
« on: October 01, 2005, 05:45:33 AM »
I need to know if anyone has any info on using an achilles heel tendon from a cadaver to replace a shortened patellar tendon? my orthopedic surgeon also wants to do a bone graft to raise the patella from it's position now. I am very hesistant and  I need to know more about the complications of using a cadaver tendon such as this. I have heard romors of infection and also there is a chance of not being able to extend my leg straight again.  :-\