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Skeletal Radiol. 2014 Oct;43(10):1491-4. doi: 10.1007/s00256-014-1915-5. Epub 2014 Jun 10.

Isolated avulsion fracture at the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle.

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Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.

Abstract

An isolated avulsion fracture involving the femoral origin of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle without an associated muscular, meniscal, or ligamentous injury is extremely rare. We report a case of a 14-year-old male wrestler who presented with a radiographically occult avulsion fracture of the medial gastrocnemius tendon sustained during competition. To our knowledge, this is the first case to describe a mechanism of injury as well as to report a return to competition after non-operative management.

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24913555
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10.1007/s00256-014-1915-5
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