• Users Online: 52
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122-124

Isolated rupture of the vastus lateralis tendon: Case report


Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Prof. Dr. Ilhan Ozdemir Education and Research Hospital, Giresun, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Muhammet Bozoglan
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Ilhan Ozdemir Education and Research Hospital, Ataturk Road No: 323, Giresun
Turkey
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jotr.jotr_47_19

Rights and Permissions

We report a patient with a history of bariatric surgery who have an isolated rupture of the unilateral vastus lateralis tendon from the adhesion site on the patella. The diagnosis was missed in this case and was placed with magnetic resonance (MR) investigation of the patient during follow-up. A 40-year-old male patient felt pain in his knee after an awkward movement. Initially, because of his bariatric surgery, he had some other complaints, the diagnosis was missed, and the patient had conservative treatment and physical therapy applied. When complaints did not improve, MR was taken, and the vastus lateralis tendon was identified to have ruptured from the patella in isolation. Treated surgically, the patient had no new rupture on check-up performed 1 year later. The patient is fully healed. After the bariatric surgery, some metabolic changes and weakness at the osteotendinous junction of muscles may occur. Isolated vastus lateralis rupture is rarely observed, and diagnosis may be missed. In these patients, surgical treatment is required and other accompanying pathologies of the knee should also be treated at the same time.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed352    
    Printed7    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded39    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal