Focal intratendinous radiolucency: A new radiographic method for diagnosing patellar tendon ruptures.

@article{Ng2016FocalIR,
  title={Focal intratendinous radiolucency: A new radiographic method for diagnosing patellar tendon ruptures.},
  author={J. P. Ng and D. Cawley and S. Beecher and M. Lee and D. Bergin and F. Shannon},
  journal={The Knee},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          482-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of patellar tendon rupture is usually based on clinical history and examination. In equivocal cases, imaging may be required. Lateral radiograph is a simple and cost-effective method for prompt diagnosis. However, no specific radiological sign has been described. Rather than utilising patella alta as an indirect measure of patellar tendon rupture, we hypothesise that a focal intratendinous radiolucency is another reliable and accurate radiological sign for diagnosis… Expand
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