Subcutaneous fat fracture - leg
Direct trauma to anterior distal leg - 2 hrs back. Radiograph - negative for fracture.
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A fluid filled gap is noted in subcutaneous plane at site of trauma. Tiny echoes are noted in fluid - blood. Underlying muscle is intact.
Direct trauma causing discontinuity of subcutaneous fat in leg - fat fracture.
- ‘Fat fracture’ – a physical sign mimicking tendon rupture R. H. Thomas, M. D. Holt, S. H. James, P. G. White From Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Wales. J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2001;83-B:204-5