Calcific tendinitis of rectus femoris

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Non-traumatic onset of left anterior hip region pain - 10 days.

Patient Data

Age: 30 yrs
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

There is no bony abnormality. There is faint ill-defined density in region of left anterior inferior iliac spine.

Modality: Ultrasound

There is lobulated calcification involving insertion site of straight head of left rectus femoris muscle. There is perifocal hypervascularity. Tendon is intact. Calcification measures about 14 x 12 x 10 mm. The reflected (or "indirect") head of left rectus femoris is normal.

There is no left hip joint effusion.

Right rectus femoris tendon is normal.

Case Discussion

Findings favour calcific tendinosis involving straight head of rectus femoris.

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Case Information

rID: 48151
Case created: 21st Sep 2016
Last edited: 1st Dec 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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