Quadriceps tendon tear

Quadriceps tendon tear – a quadriceps tendon tear is an infrequent injury in which the tendon that connects the quadriceps muscle to the patella (or kneepcap) tears. The tear may be either partial or complete and typically occurs in middle-aged patients who play running or jumping sports.  

Patients with quadriceps tendon tear present with a swollen, painful knee, have difficulty weight-bearing and may be unable to straighten their knee.  

Treatment Options

The treatment of quadriceps tendon rupture depends on the degree of rupture and ranges from non-surgical management with a knee brace to open surgical repair. 

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