Gastrocnemius tear - medial head

Case contributed by Dr Ali Dadashov


Trauma 1 day before examination

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

There is tear of gastrocnemius muscle medial head near the myotendinous junction with the Achilles tendon. There is slight retraction of the torn muscle. There is surrounding edema and fluid around the tear on the fluid-sensitive sequences.

Case Discussion

Gastrocnemius muscle medial head tear due to trauma seen on MR images. Tear with retraction is consistent with a grade 3 strain.

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Case information

rID: 67245
Published: 26th Mar 2019
Last edited: 19th Oct 2019
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