Injuries To The Knee Extension Mechanism

To the injury of the knee extensor mechanism, the quadriceps tendon, patellar tendon, patella or tibial tuberosity may belong. Surgery is usually necessary.

To the injury of the knee extensor mechanism, the quadriceps tendon, patellar tendon, patella or tibial tuberosity may belong. Surgery is usually necessary.

(Quadrizepssehnenriss; Patellasehnenriss; patella; tuberosity-tibiae-Frackur) The injuries of the knee extensor mechanism the quadriceps tendon, patellar tendon, patellar or tibial tuberosity may include. Surgery is usually necessary. the quadriceps muscles involved in extension of the knee, which are secured to the patella by the quadriceps tendon; the knee cap is connected to the tibial tuberosity of the patellar tendon. A forced flexion in the knee with a contracted quadriceps can damage these structures. Injuries are tears of the quadriceps tendon tears of the patellar tendon patellar tuberosity fractures in healthy people is considerable force required to violate these structures; normal tendons are strong enough that the patella breaks often rips across a chord. However, certain people possess the risk of tendon rupture. These include the elderly and people taking certain medications (eg. As fluoroquinolones, corticosteroids). For these people the violation of minor injuries (eg. As when descending a staircase) can be caused. The quadriceps tendon is more common than the patellar tendon injured, especially in the elderly. The affected area is painful and swollen. Patients with complete severing tendons can not stand, straight leg can not lift when they lie on their back and the knee can not stretch when they sit. Long-term complications (eg., Loss of movement, weakness) are common. Diagnosis Clinical examination X-rays MRI Examination of the knee may give an indication as to which structure is violated: tear of the patellar tendon ZEPHYR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/ – / media / manual / professional / images / m3301211_patellar_tendon_tear_x-ray_science_photo_library_high_de. jpg lang = en & thn = 0 & mw = 350? ‘, imageUrl:’ /-/media/manual/professional/images/m3301211_patellar_tendon_tear_x-ray_science_photo_library_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0 ‘, title:’ tear of the patellar tendon ‘description:’ u003Ca id = ” v37898371 “class = ” anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “” para “” u003e u003cp u003eDie upper displacement of the patella on this X-ray exposure (significantly above the knee joint) makes a crack close the patellar tendon with unimpeded contraction of the quadriceps u003c / p u003e u003c / div u003e ‘credits’ ZEPHYR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY’

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