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Quadriceps Tendon Rupture

What is the Quadriceps Tendon?

The Quadriceps Tendon connects the Quadriceps (Large muscles at the front of your thigh) to the Patella (Knee Cap).


How is it Injured?

The Quadriceps Tendon usually ruptures when a large force is placed through it such as falling on a flexed knee.

This usually happens in elderly people.


What problem does it cause?

You will be unable to straighten your knee once it is bent.



You will usually have an X-ray of your knee.

If there is any doubt after Mr Lavender has listened to your storey and examined your knee then a MRI scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan) may be requested.



Surgery is usually required to repair the tendon.


Information Sheet

For more information or to gain a better understanding of the condition, download the free PDF below:

To download the Quadriceps Tendon Rupture information sheet, right click on the PDF and choose 'Save Link As...'

Quadriceps Tendon Rupture

Additional Resources

Quadriceps Tendon Tear - Your Orthopaedic Connection - AAOS

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