Quadriceps tendon

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In human anatomy, the quadriceps tendon connects the quadriceps femoris muscles to the superior aspects of the patella on the anterior of the thigh and controls knee flexion and extension.

It can rupture resulting in quadriceps tendon rupture.[1]

It has been studied in the analysis of patellofemoral pain syndrome.[2]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ Jolles BM, Garofalo R, Gillain L, Schizas C (April 2007). "A new clinical test in diagnosing quadriceps tendon rupture". Ann R Coll Surg Engl 89 (3): 259–61. doi:10.1308/003588407X179044. PMC 1964733. PMID 17394710. 
  2. ^ Wilson NA, Press JM, Zhang LQ (August 2009). "In vivo strain of the medial vs. lateral quadriceps tendon in patellofemoral pain syndrome". J. Appl. Physiol. 107 (2): 422–8. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00024.2009. PMID 19541742.