Foreign body in heel
Stepped on splinter.? Soft tissue foreign body.
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Tiny 1 mm echogenic foreign body is identified at the plantar lateral aspect of the left heel just below the skin surface. This is located approximately 2 mm posterior to the site of skin wound.
This case demonstrates nicely how sensitive ultrasound can be in the soft-tissues for detecting tiny superficial foreign bodies. Wood splinters typically appear echogenic and may cause posterior acoustic shadowing.