Quadriceps Tendon Rupture - Everything You Need To Know

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Educational animated video describes the condition and treatment of quadriceps tendon rupture.
The quadriceps tendon is a strong tendon which groups the four muscles that extend the knee;
•rectus femoris
•vastus intermedius (under rectus femoris)
•vastus medialis
•vastus lateralis.
The quadriceps extend the knee. A quadriceps tendon rupture is rupture of the tendon that inserts into the top of the patella. Tear of the quadriceps tendon usually occurs just above the superior pole of the patella. Injuries to the quadriceps tendon can be very disabling and usually occurs in patients older than 40 years old. MRI shows rupture of the quadriceps tendon. The quadriceps tendon rupture is usually associated with intense pain.

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