Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Point-of-care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture
- Author(s): Ogle, Kathleen
- Mandoorah, Sohaib
- Fellin, Matthew
- Shokoohi, Hamid
- Probasco, William
- Boniface, Keith
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2019.10.44194
Musculoskeletal complaints are one cornerstone of urgent issues for which orthopedic and emergency physicians provide care. Ultrasound can be a useful diagnostic tool to help identify musculoskeletal injuries. We describe a case of bilateral patellar tendon rupture that presented after minor trauma, and had the diagnosis confirmed at the bedside by point-of-care ultrasound.Physicians caring for patients with orthopedic injuries should be familiar with the use of ultrasound to diagnose tendon ruptures.