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Medial gastrocnemius tendinopathy

Case contributed by Utkarsh Kabra
Diagnosis almost certain

Presentation

Medial knee pain

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

Thickening and hyperintensity involving medial head of gastrocnemius tendon at its origin at medial epicondyle of femur with partial interstitial tear of lateral fibers. Significant surrounding soft tissue edema is seen extending to superficial aspects of medial patellar retinaculum and medial collateral ligament.

Case Discussion

Findings are consistent with medial gastrocnemius tendinopathy with partial tears. It is important to recognize this as it can clinically mimic other common causes of knee pain such as a meniscus tear.

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