Rectus abdominis muscle strain
C/o abdominal pain - 4 days. O/e - Pain in left para and infra umbilical region.
No intraperitoneal abnormality could be localized. Ultrasound focus was shifted to anterior abdominal wall at site of pain.
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Focal hyperechoic area is noted involving deeper fibres of left rectus abdominis muscle - correlates well with site of pain pointed by patient.
Findings of left rectus muscle strain.
There was no positive history for direct trauma.
Patient had started playing volley ball during last 2 wks. He recollected that pain started during the playing volleyball.
Non-dominent side rectus abdominis muscle injury is known in few sports activity; volley ball is one of them.
Patient is RIGHT handed.
- Injury to the rectis abdominis muscle of a volleyball player. Antonio Turmo Garuz a,*, Luís Til Pérez a, Montse Bellver Vives a and Evangelos Papousidakis b. Apunts Med Esport. 2010;45(166):137-142
- Ultrasound of the musculoskeletal system. Stefano Bianchi · Carlo Martinoli . 1st Indian reprint 2007.