Patellar tendinosis

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Anterior knee pain - 3 months. ? Minor trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Oblong ossification in region of distal end of patellar tendon.


Intrasubstance fluid cleft in mid line involving proximal - mid third fibres of tendon. Fluid cleft does not involve full thickness of tendon. It does not reach to superfiical or deep surface of tendon.

Fibres on medial and lateral aspect of tendon are normal.

Calcification is noted in distal third of patellar tendon fibres.

Deep infrapatellar bursal fluid is noted.

Case Discussion

Findings of intrasubstance fluid cleft with calcification in patellar tendon favour changes of patellar tendinosis without tear.

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Case information

rID: 27390
Published: 1st Feb 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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