Thigh Muscle Rupture Underlying Cause
Rupture of the quadriceps muscle may be caused by rapid tightening of the quadriceps muscle while the foot is planted firmly on the ground and the knee is slightly bent. This usually occurs during sports activities or falls.
Causes of quadriceps muscle rupture include:
- Occupational injuries
- Heavy lifting
- Sports injuries: football, basketball, tennis, weightlifting, running, jumping
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