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Disruption and tears of the patella tendons bilaterally.

Folio LRF - MedPix (2008)

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Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Disruption and tears of the patella tendons bilaterally.

History: This 42 y/o active duty man jumped from his vehicle and felt a pop. He then tried to hop on the other leg to the aid station and felt a pop in the good leg. The rest is history with him lying in the dirt unable to walk, asking for help, crawling on his belly, etc.

Findings: Plain lateral x-rays of bilateral knees showed patella alta, a high riding patella. Joint effusion was noted. On MRI, disrupted patellar tendons were noted bilaterally.

Ddx: • Trauma due to extreme combat conditions (body armor, heat, stress). • Systemic lupus erythematosus • Rheumatoid arthritis • Steroid use/ abuse

Dxhow: Plain CR and MRI

Exam: Swelling of patellar tendons and high riding patella bilaterally.

No MeSH data available.


Figure 5 is a T2 sagittal of left knee showing the tendon retracted with associated increased signal representing tear and inflammation.
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Disruption and tears of the patella tendons bilaterally.

Folio LRF - MedPix (2008)

Figure 5 is a T2 sagittal of left knee showing the tendon retracted with associated increased signal representing tear and inflammation.
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MPX1260_synpic43423: Figure 5 is a T2 sagittal of left knee showing the tendon retracted with associated increased signal representing tear and inflammation.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Uniformed Services University

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Disruption and tears of the patella tendons bilaterally.

History: This 42 y/o active duty man jumped from his vehicle and felt a pop. He then tried to hop on the other leg to the aid station and felt a pop in the good leg. The rest is history with him lying in the dirt unable to walk, asking for help, crawling on his belly, etc.

Findings: Plain lateral x-rays of bilateral knees showed patella alta, a high riding patella. Joint effusion was noted. On MRI, disrupted patellar tendons were noted bilaterally.

Ddx: • Trauma due to extreme combat conditions (body armor, heat, stress). • Systemic lupus erythematosus • Rheumatoid arthritis • Steroid use/ abuse

Dxhow: Plain CR and MRI

Exam: Swelling of patellar tendons and high riding patella bilaterally.

No MeSH data available.