Rupture of quadriceps tendon in a patient with postanoxic choreoathetosis

Tatiana Vander*, Beniamin Kish, Simon Strauss, Jacob Ronen, Vadim Bluvstein, Amiram Catz

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Purpose. To describe a case of quadriceps tendon rupture in a patient with postanoxic choreoathetotic movements. Case report: A 20-year-old man was admitted to a rehabilitation hospital after anoxic brain injury. As a result of the injury, he developed continuous flowing choreoathetotic movements. He contracted fever and swollen and painful right knee, and only when periarticular edema decreased did a suprapatellar gap appear and quadriceps tendon rupture was diagnosed. Conclusions: Considering the possibility of tendon rupture when evaluating a patient with non-volitional movements and 'arthritic' presentation in a rehabilitation setting, may prevent delay of quadriceps surgical repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-599
Number of pages3
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Issue number10
StatePublished - 20 May 2005


  • Arthritis
  • Choreoathetosis
  • Quadriceps tendon tear
  • Rehabilitation


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