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Simultaneous traumatic rupture of the patellar tendon and the contralateral quadriceps tendon in a healthy individual.
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PMID:  22791858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A simultaneous traumatic complete rupture of the patellar tendon and the contralateral quadriceps tendon is reported to occur in patients with renal failure and other inflammatory diseases, but is extremely rare in a healthy individual because of the different contributory factors and mechanisms of injury. We present a rare case report of such a combination of injuries in a 48-year-old healthy man. To our knowledge only three such cases have been reported in the English literature. This is an unusual combination and hence there is potential for missed diagnosis leading to suboptimal treatment.
Authors:
S Kumar; N Rachakatla; C Kerin; R Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Mid Staffordshire General Hospital, Stafford, UK.
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