Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Thigh Tendon Rupture Evaluation

The evaluation of quadriceps tendon rupture begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with quadriceps tendon rupture may include:

Usually, tests are not required to make the diagnosis of quadriceps tendon rupture. X-rays may be required to rule out fractures to the bones.

Tests that may be used to evaluate quadriceps tendon rupture include:
  • X-rays of the knee
  • MRI scan of the knee

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Thigh Tendon Rupture References
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