Point-of-care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Tennis Leg

Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2019 Jan 7;3(1):36-39. doi: 10.5811/cpcem.2018.11.41022. eCollection 2019 Feb.


A 38-year-old male presented with left calf pain after a fall while skiing. Physical examination revealed tenderness over the gastrocnemius with a palpable mass and pain with resisted plantar flexion. Point-of care-ultrasound (POCUS) of the gastrocnemius was consistent with a muscle rupture, and we made a diagnosis of tennis leg. The patient was instructed to rest for two weeks, followed by a home rehabilitation program, and he was able to return to his normal activities. Here we present a case of tennis leg quickly and accurately diagnosed with POCUS, negating the need for additional advanced imaging.

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