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Simultaneous rupture of the quadriceps tendon with contralateral rupture of the patellar tendon in an otherwise healthy athlete.
  1. N I Munshi,
  2. C E Mbubaegbu
  1. Orthopaedic Directorate, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.


    A case of a healthy athlete with simultaneous rupture of quadriceps tendon and rupture of the contralateral patella tendon is reported. Both tendons rupturing in the same patient is rare and this is the first reported case in a previously healthy person. Different mechanisms are implicated in the different ruptures. The rarity is because the simultaneous presence of contributory factors for either injury in the same person is uncommon.

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