Patellar Tendon Ruptures.

  • Matava
  • Published 1996 in
    The Journal of the American Academy of…
Rupture of the patellar tendon is a relatively infrequent, yet disabling, injury, which is most commonly seen in patients less than 40 years of age. It tends to occur during athletic activities when a violent contraction of the quadriceps muscle group is resisted by the flexed knee. Rupture usually represents the final stage of a degenerative tendinopathy… CONTINUE READING