A new clinical test in diagnosing quadriceps tendon rupture.

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serval:BIB_F65BA37DDADC
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
A new clinical test in diagnosing quadriceps tendon rupture.
Journal
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Author(s)
Jolles B.M., Garofalo R., Gillain L., Schizas C.
ISSN
1478-7083[electronic]
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Volume
89
Number
3
Pages
259-61
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Evaluation Studies ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Extensor mechanism ruptures might be easily overlooked and misdiagnosed, and delayed diagnosis of quadriceps tendon rupture is frequent. However, the literature recommends early surgical repair within 72 h. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This paper describes a new simple clinical diagnostic test that directly evaluates the integrity of the distal 5 cm of the quadriceps tendon itself. It consists of inserting a needle in the tendon, proximal to the suspected rupture and mobilising the knee joint. RESULTS: The suspected ruptured quadriceps tendons with a positive 'needle' diagnostic test were confirmed intra-operatively. CONCLUSIONS: This minimally invasive and easily available technique should be considered in the diagnostic work-up and treatment planning of patients with suspected tears of the quadriceps tendon.
Keywords
Humans, Needles, Physical Examination, Quadriceps Muscle, Rupture, Sensitivity and Specificity, Tendon Injuries
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Web of science
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28/01/2008 13:27
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20/08/2019 17:22
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