Plantaris tendon rupture

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Sudden pain in the posterior aspect of the right calf when playing soccer.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

The fluid signal is present deep to the medial head of the gastrocnemius and superficial to the soleus muscles in the right calf.

No visualization of plantaris tendon is depicted.

Subcutaneous edematous changes also are seen at the anterior and medial aspects of the leg.

Case Discussion

Plantaris tendon rupture is a sports-associated injury and usually experienced by middle-aged persons. The mechanism of injury occurs with an extension of the knee and forced dorsiflexion of the ankle. 

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Case information

rID: 69392
Published: 13th Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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