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Extensor Mechanism Injuries of the Knee Wheeless

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Description: See:
- Rupture of the Quadriceps:
- Patellar Tendon Injury:
- Tibial Tubercle Frx:
- Discussion:
- extensor mechanism includes quadriceps, quadriceps tendon, medial & lateral retinaculum, patellofemoral and patellotibial ligaments, Patellar Tendon (ligament), and tibial tubercle;
- superficial location of extensor mechanism make it suseptable to injury;
- extensor mechanism rupture may involve either the quadriceps tendon or patellar ligament and may be either partial or complete;
- complete rupture is rare in young athlete unless assoc w/ steroids;
- patellar ligament ruptures usually occur in pts <40 yrs of age & quads tendon ruptures in pts older than 40 years of age;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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