Sonography of partial-thickness quadriceps tendon tears with surgical correlation.

  title={Sonography of partial-thickness quadriceps tendon tears with surgical correlation.},
  author={Samuel La and David Paul Fessell and John E. Femino and Jon A Jacobson and David A. Jamadar and Curtis W. Hayes},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={1323-9; quiz 1330-1}
OBJECTIVE With the use of surgical findings as the reference standard, the purpose of this study was to describe the sonographic findings of partial-thickness and complete tears of the quadriceps tendon and to determine whether sonography can potentially aid diagnosis. METHODS Three hundred eighty-nine consecutive sonographic reports (January 1996 to April 2001) of the knee/quadriceps tendon were reviewed retrospectively and assessed for subsequent surgery on the quadriceps tendon. Seven… CONTINUE READING

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