Isolated rupture of the popliteus tendon in a professional athlete

Arthroscopy. 1990;6(3):238-41. doi: 10.1016/0749-8063(90)90081-n.


A 24-year-old professional football player sustained an isolated rupture of the popliteus tendon. The injury was confirmed by arthroscopic examination. No clinical instability was present initially or during the recovery period. The injury was managed nonoperatively with the patient able to return to full sports participation. No residual ligament laxity or weakness on isokinetic testing resulted.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthroscopy
  • Football / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Knee
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Rupture
  • Tendon Injuries* / diagnosis*