Musculoskeletal ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in quadriceps tendon rupture

Authors

  • Depinder Kaur Department of Anaesthesia, SHKM Government Medical College, Nalhar, Mewat, Haryana, India
  • Amit K. Choudhary Department of Anaesthesia, SHKM Government Medical College, Nalhar, Mewat, Haryana, India
  • Rana P. Singh Department of Anaesthesia, SHKM Government Medical College, Nalhar, Mewat, Haryana, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4510.IntJResOrthop20241717

Keywords:

Quadriceps tendon rupture, Musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound, Young adult

Abstract

Quadriceps tendon ruptures are relatively rare injuries, particularly in young adults, and their diagnosis can be challenging. This case report presents a case of traumatic quadriceps tendon rupture in a young adult and highlights the use of ultrasound Imaging as a diagnostic tool. Quadriceps rupture is uncommon in young adults in contrast to patellar tendon rupture but in this case young patient presented with acute knee pain and an inability to extend the leg after a sudden H/o fall, leading to a loss of continuity between the quadriceps muscle and the patella. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound examination revealed a complete tear of the quadriceps tendon, confirming the diagnosis. The patient underwent surgical repair and achieved a favorable outcome with appropriate rehabilitation. This case report emphasizes the importance of considering quadriceps tendon rupture in the differential diagnosis of acute knee injuries and highlights the value of ultrasound in making an accurate and timely diagnosis.

 

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2024-06-26

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