Calcific tendinitis of rectus femoris

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


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

Patient Data

Age: 30 yrs
Gender: Female

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


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 favor calcific tendinosis involving straight head of rectus femoris.

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Case information

rID: 48151
Published: 22nd Sep 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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