Quadricpes tendon tear

Quadriceps Tendon Tear - No Fault Doctor in Forest Hills, NY

Quadriceps tendon tear is a rare but serious injury that takes place when the tendon that attaches the quadriceps muscle to the patella or kneecap tears.  Causes of this injury include contact sports, bad landing when a significant body weight in flexion while the foot is on ground. Common symptoms include but not limited to acute knee pain, swelling, immediate loss of range of motion, severe pain an and  giving way of the knee.  Most patients also presents with hematoma/ecchymosis around the knee.  Diagnosis is made via MRI, examination and history taking. Treatment is usually surgery for most patients.

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