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Calcific tendonitis of the quadriceps tendon is an uncommon condition. We present the first case of a quadriceps tendon tear associated with calcific tendonitis. In this case, the patient presented with symptoms mimicking a rupture of the quadriceps tendon. This case illustrates that although calcific tendonitis of the quadriceps is a rare condition it is not benign and should be considered when investigating acute symptoms associated with the extensor mechanism of the knee.

Original publication

DOI

10.1136/bcr-2012-007031

Type

Journal article

Journal

BMJ case reports

Publication Date

01/2012

Volume

2012

Addresses

Department of Orthopaedics, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, UK. simon.abram@doctors.org.uk

Keywords

Humans, Calcinosis, Tendon Injuries, Rupture, Spontaneous, Durapatite, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasonography, Adult, Male, Quadriceps Muscle, Tendinopathy