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Rupture of the patellar tendon with associated tibial tubercle avulsion fracture.

Nakamura KMN - MedPix (2006)

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Affiliation: Tripler Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Rupture of the patellar tendon with associated tibial tubercle avulsion fracture.

History: Patient felt a snap in his left knee when landing from a jump shot during a basketball game.

Findings: Plain film radiographs of the knee demonstrate patella alta (abnormally high position of the patella) and a small osseous fragment anterior to the joint space, consistent with an avulsion fracture off of the tibial tubercle. There is associated soft tissue swelling and joint effusion.

Ddx: Patellar tendon rupture Tibial tuberosity avulsion

Dxhow: Plain film radiographs were diagnostic.

Exam: On exam, the patient had a large knee effusion, a palpable lump between the inferior pole of the patella and the tibial tubercle, and inability to actively extend his knee.

No MeSH data available.


AP radiograph of the knee demonstrates patella alta.
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Rupture of the patellar tendon with associated tibial tubercle avulsion fracture.

Nakamura KMN - MedPix (2006)

AP radiograph of the knee demonstrates patella alta.
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MPX2298_synpic24448: AP radiograph of the knee demonstrates patella alta.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Tripler Army Medical Center

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Rupture of the patellar tendon with associated tibial tubercle avulsion fracture.

History: Patient felt a snap in his left knee when landing from a jump shot during a basketball game.

Findings: Plain film radiographs of the knee demonstrate patella alta (abnormally high position of the patella) and a small osseous fragment anterior to the joint space, consistent with an avulsion fracture off of the tibial tubercle. There is associated soft tissue swelling and joint effusion.

Ddx: Patellar tendon rupture Tibial tuberosity avulsion

Dxhow: Plain film radiographs were diagnostic.

Exam: On exam, the patient had a large knee effusion, a palpable lump between the inferior pole of the patella and the tibial tubercle, and inability to actively extend his knee.

No MeSH data available.