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Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
Atraumatic quadriceps tendon tear associated with calcific tendonitis
  1. Simon G F Abram,
  2. Akash D Sharma,
  3. Chinnakonda Arvind
  1. Department of Orthopaedics, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Reading, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Simon G F Abram, simon.abram{at}


Calcific tendonitis of the quadriceps tendon is an uncommon condition. We present the first case of a quadriceps tendon tear associated with calcific tendonitis. In this case, the patient presented with symptoms mimicking a rupture of the quadriceps tendon. This case illustrates that although calcific tendonitis of the quadriceps is a rare condition it is not benign and should be considered when investigating acute symptoms associated with the extensor mechanism of the knee.

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