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Rupture of the Quadriceps

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Description: - rupture of quadriceps tendons is most common in the 6th & 7th decades, and is probable associated w/ decreased vasculature;
- Male:female 8:1
- more common w/ cortisone injections, diabetes, chronic renal failure; hyperthyroidism, and gout;
- tear may involve either portion of trilaminar tendon or its entirety;
- usually the tear is initiated centrally and progresses peripherally;
- tendon usually ruptures transversely at the osteotendinous junction;
- rupture often extends thru the vastus intermedius tendon, proximal to the rupture of the rectus femoris tendon;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

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

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
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