Quadriceps tendon rupture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Presentation

This 60 year old man fell down some stairs and heard a 'snap' as his leg hyperflexed. He was unable to extend the knee.

Patient Data

Age: 60 yr
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Rupture of the quadriceps tendon 

Case Discussion

This 60 year old man fell down some stairs and heard a 'snap' as his leg hyperflexed. He was unable to extend the knee.

MRI obtained the next day demonstrated a complete tear through the quadriceps tendon.

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Case Information

rID: 2636
Case created: 7th May 2008
Last edited: 1st Oct 2015
Tag: mri
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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