Patellar tendon rupture with underlying systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report.

@article{Lu2012PatellarTR,
  title={Patellar tendon rupture with underlying systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report.},
  author={Michael T. Lu and Sandeep Johar and Kenneth Veenema and John Goldblatt},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={e35-8}
}
BACKGROUND There have been few case reports of patellar tendon rupture in patients with underlying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). OBJECTIVES We present a unique case to discuss the importance of recognizing patellar tendon rupture in the emergency department (ED). CASE REPORT An 18-year-old man with SLE presented to the ED with pain, swelling, and inability to extend his left knee after a fall. Physical examination demonstrated a palpable defect over the patellar tendon, and plain… CONTINUE READING

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