Quadriceps tendon rupture

Last revised by Mostafa Elfeky on 8 Jul 2022

Quadriceps tendon rupture is usually associated with forced flexion of the knee or a direct blow, although spontaneous ruptures are reported.


Predisposing illnesses include: 

Quadriceps tendon rupture is one of the extensor mechanism of knee injuries, more common than patellar tendon rupture but less common than patellar fractures.


Most ruptures are thought to occur at or around the osseotendinous junction at the superior pole of the patella 4.

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