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A 50-year-old female asked:

What kind of ultrasound is done for a quad tendon tear? also what happens if it is found to be partial torn?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Tendon injury: Sonography is an effective tool for identifying quadriceps tendon tears that require surgical treatment (high‐grade partial tears and complete ruptures). What is done really depends on what the US shows.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Musculoskeletal: Musculoskeletal ultrasound can diagnose a quad tendon rupture and also tell the extent of it. A small partial tendon tear can be treated in brace; larger tears and complete tears require surgical repair.

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Last updated Dec 26, 2018

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