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Vol. 45. Issue 165.
Pages 40-44 (January - March 2010)
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Vol. 45. Issue 165.
Pages 40-44 (January - March 2010)
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¿"Tennis leg" injury associated with a partial rupture of the Achilles tendon
Gil Rodasa, Toni Boveb, Jordi Puigdellivolb, Xavier Martinezc, Carles Pedretd, Antoni Dalmaue
a Serveis Mèdics, Futbol Club Barcelona, Barcelona, Espanya
b Servicios Médicos FC Barcelona, Barcelona, España
c Servicio de Diagnóstico por la imagen, SCIAS-Hospital de Barcelona, Barcelona, España
d Centro Mapfre de Medicina del Tenis, España
e Servicio de Traumatología, Hospital de Asepeyo de Sant Cugat, Barcelona, España
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A tear in the distal part of the internal calf muscle is also known as "tennis leg". This injury is often associated with the rupture of the soleus muscle or the plantaris muscle, as well as deep vein thrombosis. We present the case of a professional basketball player with a history of Achilles tendonitis and retrocalcaneal bursitis, who had a "tennis leg" associated to a partial rupture of the Achilles tendon.

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