Williams, Eric W. ; Mansingh, Akshai; McDonald, Archibald H. ; Singh, P.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Bilateral Simultaneous Rupture of the Quadriceps Tendon
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Letter to the Editor
Rupture of the quadriceps tendon is an uncommon injury and bilateral simultaneous rupture is rare (1-3). This injury usually occurs in persons over the age of 40-years and the diagnosis is sometimes missed or delayed. In the reported cases, obesity, diabetes mellitus, chronic renal failure, gout systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, the use of anabolic steroid and hyperparathyroidism have been associated with the injury. We report a case of bilateral simultaneous rupture of the quadriceps tendon in a 73-year-old woman which is unique in the absence of the above medical conditions. (AU)....