Medial gastrocnemius head tear - grade 3

Case contributed by Ali Dadashov
Diagnosis almost certain


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. The tear with retraction is consistent with a grade 3 strain.

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