Soleus strain: an underestimated injury?

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The medial gastrocnemius is the most commonly injured muscle in the calf, and while traumatic lesions of the medial gastrocnemius are frequently described in the medical literature and clinical and sonographic diagnoses are easy, those of the soleus are less easily recognisable clinically or by sonography.We present a case of traumatic lesions of the medial gastrocnemius, diagnosed clinically and with ultrasound, while MRI also detected two lesions of the soleus. The case presented and the review of the literature highlight how clinical and ultrasound examinations can lead to misunderstandings about traumatic injury to the soleus.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Calf
  • Muscle injury
  • Soleus
  • Sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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