Proximal and distal traction apophysitis of the patellar ligament

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Chronic infrapatellar knee pain in a long-distance runner.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Thickening and T1 signal increase of the patellar tendon. Partial ligamentous tears (T2 fluid intensity) at the insertions on the patellar apex and tibial tuberosity. Bursitis infrapatellaris profunda.

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Case information

rID: 17460
Published: 16th Apr 2012
Last edited: 1st Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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