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18. 2. 2012.

Quadriceps expansion


Described in general findings, plus there is local tenderness to palpation over the superior aspect of the patella – centrally, laterally or medially.


Micro- tears if the quadriceps attachment to the patella, but graduation to a full tear of the insertional tendon may occur.


a)      Reduce quadriceps loads

b)      Electrotherapeutic modalities to settle inflammation and/or cortisone injections, localized to the tender point

c)      Modalities to release scar tissue, such as frictions and cortisone

d)     Quadriceps ladders 

e)      Surgical suture where there is a small dehiscence


a)      Mainly in weight training and weightlifting, with deep knee bends. Beware anabolic steroids abuse

b)      Occasionally from kicking, or checking to stop, with a deep knee bend.

c)      Hockey, squash, tennis, badminton will produce problem by stopping fast with knee bent, as in stretching out over one leg to play a shot

d)     Sports that have a lot of direction changes may also produce problems

Most of these injuries will be calmed down with appropriate reduction in loads.Cortisone may help.

"Concise guide to sports injuries, 2nd edition",Churchill Livingstone, Malcolm T.F. Read,  foreword by Bryan English

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