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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 rep

Publication Date

27/11/2012

Volume

2012

Keywords

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