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Ruptured Quadriceps Evaluation
- Inability to walk
- Thigh bruise
- Leg swelling (unilateral):
- Deformed muscle in the thigh
- Leg weakness (unilateral):
- When straightening the knee
Usually, tests are not required to make the diagnosis of quadriceps muscle rupture. X-rays may be required to rule out fractures to the bones.
Tests that may be used to evaluate quadriceps muscle rupture include:
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PubMed Ruptured Quadriceps References
- Dobbs RE, Hanssen AD, Lewallen DG, Pagnano MW. Quadriceps tendon rupture after total knee arthroplasty. Prevalence, complications, and outcomes. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Jan;87(1):37-45. 
- Goelitz BW, Lomasney LM, Demos TC. Radiologic case study. Quadriceps tendon rupture. Orthopedics. 2004 Aug;27(8):790, 872-5. 
- Hansen L, Larsen S, Laulund T. Traumatic bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture. J Orthop Sci. 2001;6(2):187-8. 
- Shah MK. Outcomes in bilateral and simultaneous quadriceps tendon rupture. Orthopedics. 2003 Aug;26(8):797-8.