Retrotendinous calcification of the infrapatellar tendon: unusual cause of anterior knee pain syndrome.

Title

Retrotendinous calcification of the infrapatellar tendon: unusual cause of anterior knee pain syndrome.

Creator

Voto S J; Ewing J W

Publisher

Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association

Date

1988
1905-6

Description

Bilateral anterior knee pain is a common presentation to the orthopaedist. Correct diagnosis is based on careful history and physical examination aided by proper radiographs. Erroneous diagnosis may lead to improper treatment. This report describes a case of bilateral anterior knee pain syndrome of 3 years' duration. The teenaged patient was believed to be suffering from seronegative rheumatoid arthritis. Her pain persisted despite numerous antirheumatoid medications as well as a single injection of steroids into each infrapatellar tendon. The management of her case by means of arthroscopic surgical intervention is described.

Subject

Female; Humans; Adolescent; *Knee Joint; Pain/etiology; Arthroscopy; Calcinosis/*complications/pathology/surgery; Tendons/*pathology; Diagnosis; Differential

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

81–84

Issue

2

Volume

4

Citation

Voto S J; Ewing J W, “Retrotendinous calcification of the infrapatellar tendon: unusual cause of anterior knee pain syndrome.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed March 4, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5682.

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