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A 22-year-old male asked:

I had a mri of (l) knee and it shows patella alta and possibility of patellar tendon disruption and 11mm area signal patellar apex. what does it mean.

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Description: sounds like a patellar tendon tear. An orthopedic surgeon can give you guidance about the results of the study and any further treatment.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2015

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