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Ultrasound diagnosis of quadriceps tendon tear in an uncooperative patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22090751     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 38-year-old intoxicated man presented to the emergency department with a painful, swollen left knee and inability to ambulate after being tackled to the ground. The patient was uncooperative, and physical examination of the lower extremities was limited by his intoxication. Radiographic examination of the knee was unremarkable. Ultrasound of the knee revealed a quadriceps tendon rupture. The sonographic features of quadriceps tendon rupture are described, as is the role ultrasound plays in the assessment of a swollen, painful knee.
Authors:
Michael Secko; Michelle Diaz; Lorenzo Paladino
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of emergencies, trauma, and shock     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0974-519X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Trauma Shock     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-17     Completed Date:  2012-08-27     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101493921     Medline TA:  J Emerg Trauma Shock     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  521-2     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA.
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