TITLE

Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Ruptures in a Healthy, Active Duty Soldier: Case Report and Review of the Literature

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Anthony E.; Rose, Stephen D.
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Military Medicine;Dec2006, Vol. 171 Issue 12, p1251
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Unilateral quadriceps tendon ruptures are not uncommon. These injuries have been reported to occur spontaneously and after seemingly trivial trauma in elderly individuals, patients undergoing renal dialysis, and patients with metabolic derangements such as hyperparathyroidism. In young patients, unilateral quadriceps tendon ruptures have been reported as complications of burns, anabolic steroid abuse, and elective orthopedic surgery. Bilateral quadriceps tendon ruptures in young healthy patients are rare injuries. We present the case of a young, healthy, active duty soldier who sustained bilateral quadriceps tendon ruptures after a relatively minor trauma.
ACCESSION #
23493011

 

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