Mom, I Can't Lift My Leg! - Page #3

Other Studies:
X-ray was notable for a high-riding patella, with an Insall-Salvati ratio of 1.8. There was no evidence of distinct fracture or bony abnormality. Case Photo #1

MRI showed findings consistent with proximal patellar tendon avulsion. There was large amount of surrounding soft tissue swelling and upward migration of the patella. Additionally, there was a non-displaced subcortical fracture of the lateral femoral condyle, as well as a large contusion and microfracture of the lateral tibial plateau. The study was negative for meniscal, cruciate ligament, or collateral ligament disruption. Case Photo #2 Case Photo #3

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