Avulsion of the popliteus tendon

J Pediatr Orthop. 1991 Mar-Apr;11(2):230-3. doi: 10.1097/01241398-199103000-00019.


Isolated avulsion of the popliteus tendon occurred in a 13-year-old patient who stepped awkwardly from a bus. This report of injury is of special interest because the forces are easy to interpret and reflect the expected mechanism of injury to the popliteus muscle-tendon complex. Furthermore, the injury has many features that may be confused with patellar subluxation and dislocation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Female
  • Femoral Fractures / complications
  • Femoral Fractures / physiopathology*
  • Femoral Fractures / surgery
  • Humans
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Tendon Injuries / complications
  • Tendon Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Tendon Injuries / surgery