Ruptured distal rectus femoris musculo-tendinous junction

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Acute thigh pain whilst paragliding (on impact with ground)

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Rupture at the musculo-tendinous junction of rectus femoris with muscle belly retraction and a fluid-filled cavity containing a small amount of clot blood (arrow showing T1 hyperintensity).  Note distal tendon is intact.

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Case information

rID: 17680
Published: 4th May 2012
Last edited: 16th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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