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Quadriceps Tendon Rupture

Basics Description Rupture of the quadriceps tendon (knee extensor mechanism) results in an inability to extend the leg. In patients >40 years old, rupture may be secondary to tendon degeneration. Classification: Complete versus incomplete General Prevention Stretching before athletics and thigh-strengthening exercises in patients with chronic tendinitis could provide some protection. Epidemiology A rare […]

Patellar / Quadriceps Tendinitis

WHAT IS PATELLAR / QUADRICEPS TENDINITIS?

Patellar tendinitis is a common overuse injury. It occurs when repeated stress is placed on the patellar tendon. The stress results in tiny tears in the tendon, which the body attempts to repair. However when the tears in the tendon increase faster than what the body can recover, it […]