Quadriceps Rupture

A condition characterized by “pulling” sensation in front of thigh, swelling, pain, limited range of motion.  Common symptoms depend on the severity of the condition, ranging from muscle pain, swelling, and lack of movement in severe cases. Severity is divided in three categories,

  • Grade 1: mild thigh pain but no strength loss .
  • Grade 2:  moderate pain, mild swelling and some loss of strength.
  • Grade 3:  complete rupture of muscle, severe pain and no range of motion/inability to walk, is a surgical condition.

Diagnosis is made via physical examination, history taking and MRI.  Treatment can range from bed rest to physical therapy to surgery in severe condition.

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