Quadriceps tendon

Last revised by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard on 31 Mar 2021

The quadriceps tendon is a thick tendon extending to the patella made up of contributions from all four quadriceps muscles. It classically has a trilaminar structure:

It continues distal to the patella as the patellar tendon.

See also

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: anterior knee ligaments (Gray's illustrations)
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  • Case 1: normal tendon
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  • Case 2: quadriceps tendon tear
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  • Case 3: rupture - T1 sagittal
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