Displaced calf implants

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Deformity of left calf after insertion of silicone calf prostheses some years ago.

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

Study performed as an angiogram to detemine relationship to arteries prior to any surgical intervention

The 2 dense silicone prostheses have become displaced and now overlap with partial fragmentation of one (arrow) and surrounding reactive effusion (arrow).

Case Discussion

Calf implants are a form of cosmetic surgical procedure.  These silicone implants are surgically implanted in a manner similar to breast augmentation procedures.

The implants may become displaced or damaged as in the breast.

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Case information

rID: 27980
Published: 1st Mar 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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