Quadriceps tendon

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

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 1944
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Quadriceps tendons

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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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