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 longitudinal
Medial gastrocnemius rupture longitudinal
Medial gastrocnemius rupture longitudinal
Medial gastrocnemius rupture longitudinal
Medial gastrocnemius rupture transverse
Medial gastrocnemius rupture transverse
Hematoma trasverse
Hematoma trasverse

Medial gastrocnemius rupture with a large hematoma longitudinal

Thrombus filled gastrocnemius veins

Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Transverse
Transverse

The thrombus extends into the popliteal vein

Thrombus filled vein longitudinal
Thrombus filled vein longitudinal
Thrombus extending into the popliteal vein transverse
Thrombus extending into the popliteal vein transverse
Thrombus extending into the popliteal vein longitudinal
Thrombus extending into the popliteal vein longitudinal

Details

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

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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System