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Vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) tendinous tear-MRI

Rupture of the quadriceps tendon was first reported in the English literature by Samuel in 1838. The quadriceps tendon usually ruptures transversely at the osteotendinous junction. The rupture often extends through the vastus intermedius, slightly proximal to the rupture of the rectus femoris tendon. Isolated vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) tendinous rupture is a very rare injury. In this case there is evidence  of discontinuity, fluid signal and localized swelling in relation to the vastus medialis obliquus (VMO), indicating disruption of VMO (quadriceps). Overlying medial patellofemoral ligament is intact, which is an important findings to be noted by MRI. 

Vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) tendinous tear-MRI Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, March 08, 2012 Rating: 5

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