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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.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmrj.2018.05.005
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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