Snapping iliopsoas tendon diagram

Case contributed by Dr Matt Skalski

Two common mechanisms for a snapping iliopsoas tendon are illustrated, corresponding to an axial oblique ultrasound slightly above the level of the femoroacetabular joint. 

*entrapped portion of iliiopsoas muscle

LH: lateral head of tendon (iliacus tendon)

MH: medial head of tendon (psoas tendon)

Curved arrows show the direction of movement of the tendon creating the snap against the iliopectineal eminence. 

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rID: 45907
Published: 13th Jun 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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