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[Idiopathic bilateral patellar tendon rupture].

Authors
  • Choufani, C
  • Barthélemy, R
  • Danis, J
  • Demoures, Th
  • Rigal, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue médicale de Liège
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2015
Volume
70
Issue
4
Pages
201–203
Identifiers
PMID: 26054172
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In the absence of systemic disease, specific treatment or sport tendonitis, simultaneous bilateral patellar tendon rupture is rare. Often missed on the first glance, it represents a diagnostic difficulty that should not be overlooked at the initial medical visit. The loss of active extension of the lower limb and a radiographic patella alta, even in a bilateral context, should raise suspicion of this diagnosis. It is then necessary to search for predisposing causes and to evoke the differential, or frequently associated, diagnoses. The present report illustrates these diagnostic difficulties and summarizes some clinical considerations that might help to avoid neglecting these different elements at the first medical visit (positive diagnosis, associated lesions, favouring factors).

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