Bilateral simultaneous spontaneous rupture of the quadriceps tendons

  • JF Noyez
Keywords: rupture quadriceps tendons, early mobilisation


A case report is presented of a bilateral simultaneous rupture of the quadriceps tendons.The injury occurs most often in elderly people and delay in the diagnosis is not uncommon. Early operative repair is recommended. By using a metal wire passing  through a transverse hole in the superior pole of the patella and through the tendon proximal to the repair site, early mobilisation is allowed, avoiding the need for external splintage.

Key words: rupture quadriceps tendons, early mobilisation


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