Patellar tendon rupture

Case contributed by Craig Hacking


Fall onto knee

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

No fracture or joint effusion. The patella position is high (patella alta) and the patellar 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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