MR imaging of myotendinous strain

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1999 Sep;173(3):703-9. doi: 10.2214/ajr.173.3.10470908.


Myotendinous strain predominantly exhibits pathognomonic MR features. Whenever a patient's musculoskeletal symptoms lack temporal correlation with exercise, MR imaging may be valuable in distinguishing strain injury from other disorders of the myotendinous unit. Compared with myotendinous strain, myositis ossificans has variable and nonspecific MR appearances that may simulate neoplasm and require biopsy for diagnosis.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Athletic Injuries / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscle, Skeletal / pathology*
  • Sprains and Strains / pathology*
  • Tendon Injuries / pathology
  • Tendons / pathology*