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Nonoperative Management of a Severe Proximal Rectus Femoris Musculotendinous Injury in a Recreational Athlete: A Case Report.

  • Author(s): Park, C Kevin
  • Zlomislic, Vinko
  • Du, Jiang
  • Huang, Brady K
  • Chang, Eric Y
  • Chang, Douglas G
  • et al.

This report describes a severe injury to the proximal rectus femoris (RF) muscle in a 37-year-old recreational athlete. This injury is a relatively rare occurrence in both the general and elite athletic populations. Acute and long-term imaging and functional outcomes are described. This athlete was able to return to full activity without surgical intervention. Follow-up imaging demonstrated gross healing of both complete (or near complete) muscle and tendon tears. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: V.

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