Torn plantaris tendon

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Acute calf pain whilst playing tennis

Patient Data

Age: 61
Gender: Male
Modality: Ultrasound

Focal, fusiform swelling and reduced echogenicity in the plantaris tendon medially corresponding to the site of the patient's pain.  Tendon above and below is normal on transverse scanning.  Note increased surrounding blood flow.

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Case Information

rID: 17199
Case created: 26th Mar 2012
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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