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Ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool in cases of quadriceps tendon rupture.

Mahlfeld K, Mahlfeld A, Kayser R, Franke J, Merk H. Ultraschall Med 1999 Feb;20(1):22-5. Published erratum appears in Ultraschall Med 1999 Apr;20(2):69.

AIM.
Determination of the reliability of ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool for rupture of the quadriceps tendon and for follow-up after surgical repair.

METHOD.
11 patients (12 tendons) with a clinical suspicion of quadriceps tendon rupture were studied with ultrasonography in two planes.

RESULTS.
In 9 cases we were able to confirm the results of the clinical examination using ultrasonography. In 2 cases we did not find a rupture of the quadriceps tendons.

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