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Enthesitis of the direct tendon of the rectus femoris muscle in a professional volleyball player: A case report

Bortolotto, C ; Coscia, D.R ; Ferrozzi, G

Journal of Ultrasound, 2011, Vol.14(2), pp.95-98 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Enthesitis of the direct tendon of the rectus femoris muscle in a professional volleyball player: A case report
  • Author: Bortolotto, C ; Coscia, D.R ; Ferrozzi, G
  • Subjects: Direct Tendon ; Quadriceps Muscle ; Enthesitis ; Ultrasound ; Volleyball ; Engineering
  • Is Part Of: Journal of Ultrasound, 2011, Vol.14(2), pp.95-98
  • Description: Enthesitis of the direct tendon of the rectus femoris muscle is a rare pathology which mainly affects professional athletes, and it is caused by overuse and repetitive microtrauma. Athletic jumping and kicking exert a great stress on the direct tendon of the rectus femoris muscle, and volleyball and football players are therefore most frequently affected. Enthesitis may occur suddenly causing pain and functional impairment possibly associated with partial or complete tendon injuries, or it may be a chronic condition causing non-specific clinical symptoms. We present the case of a professional volleyball player who felt a sudden pain in the left side of the groin area during a training session although she had suffered no accidental injury. The pain was associated with impaired ipsilateral limb function. Tendon rupture was suspected, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed. MRI showed a lesion at the myotendinous junction associated with marked inhomogeneity...
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1971-3495 ; E-ISSN: 1876-7931 ; DOI: 10.1016/j.jus.2011.01.007

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