patellar tendon trauma contusion mri

Patellar Tendon Contusion.

  • In this case we have Patellar tendon contusion and Patella contusion.

 

  • Most commonly this combined appearance would be of Patellar Tendonosis with reactive oedema in the patella and inflammatory change extending into Hoffa’s fat.

 

  • However the history of trauma in this patient is important in being able to differentiate the two.

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Increased PDFS signal and expansion proximal patellar tendon (Pink arrow) with,

    • Bone Marrow Oedema adjacent inferior pole patella (Blue arrow) and
    • Oedema in the adjacent Hoffa’s Fat Pad.
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