Case of the month June 2009: Complications of gastrocnemius muscle ruptures

Deep venous thrombosis and a medial gastrocnemius rupture

Clinical information

Felt a sudden snap in the calf during kickboxing four weeks ago. There is not much clinical improvement and there is still a painful swelling of the calf.

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Deep venous thrombosis and a medial gastrocnemius rupture

Medial gastrocnemius rupture with a large hematoma longitudinal

Thrombus filled gastrocnemius veins

The thrombus extends into the popliteal vein

Details

  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 50
  • Body part: Lower leg

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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System