Patellar tendon rupture

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Fall onto knee

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

No fracture or joint effusion. The patella position is high (patella alta) and the patella tendon silhouette is irregular concerning for patella ligament rupture. Marked overlying prepatellar soft tissue thickening.

Case Discussion

Ruptured patellar tendon was confirmed on US and repaired the following day.

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Case information

rID: 41752
Case created: 18th Dec 2015
Last edited: 13th Sep 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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