Quadriceps tendon tear

Case contributed by Maulik S Patel
Diagnosis certain


Anterior distal third thigh trauma 4 months prior. Non-MRI compatible prosthetic cardiac valve.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

There is a complete tear of the quadriceps tendon. Retraction from the patella (~5cm). The defect shows a small amount of anechoic fluid and prolapse of the subcutaneous fat.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound findings of a quadriceps tendon rupture.

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