Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Point-of-care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Tennis Leg
- Author(s): Monseau, Aaron J.
- Balcik, Brenden J.
- Denne, Nicolas
- Sharon, Melinda J.
- Minardi, Joseph J.
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2018.11.41022
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.