Quadriceps tendon rupture
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Quadriceps tendon rupture is usually associated with forced flexion of the knee or a direct blow, although spontaneous ruptures are reported.
Predisposing illnesses include:
- connective tissue disorders
- renal impairment
- corticosteroid use
Most ruptures are thought to occur at or around the osseotendinous junction at the superior pole of the patella 4.
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