PMID: 591049Nov 1, 1977

Spontaneous rupture of the gastrocnemius muscle

Injury
M DürigW Müller

Abstract

Nineteen ruptures of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muslce are described. These were caused by sudden overstretching of the muscle though concomitant ankle dorsiflexion and knee extension. Surgical exploration in 12 patients verified rupture of the musculotendinous junction. A 2-year follow-up showed that the surgical approach with suture of the muscle gave better results than conservative treatment, especially in the younger and athletic patients.

References

Jan 1, 1967·Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica·R Ljungqvist
Sep 6, 1969·British Medical Journal
Mar 1, 1962·The Journal of Trauma·T C THOMPSON, J H DOHERTY

Citations

Oct 5, 2001·Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography·D WeishauptW B Morrison
Aug 23, 2000·AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology·M E Schweitzer, D Karasick
Oct 31, 2012·Orthopaedic Surgery·Yu ChengHong-tao Zhang
Jul 1, 1995·The American Journal of Sports Medicine·C HughesW E Garrett
Mar 1, 1993·The American Journal of Sports Medicine·D C TaylorW E Garrett
Feb 13, 2004·The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume·Hideaki Maehara, Yasumichi Sakaguchi

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