Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
Ultrasound Diagnosis of Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Rupture After Statin Use
- Author(s): Nesselroade, Ryan D
- Nickels, Leslie Connor
- et al.
Simultaneous bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture is a rare injury. We report the case of bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture sustained with minimal force while refereeing a football game. The injury was suspected to be associated with statin use as the patient had no other identifiable risk factors.The diagnosis was confirmed using bedside ultrasound. [West J Emerg Med. 2010; 11(4):306-309.]