A unique rectus femoris injury in an adolescent professional soccer player: A case report

Huri G., Dubin J. M. , Ozgonen K., Kaya D. , Doral M. N.

JBJS Case Connector, vol.4, no.4, 2014 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2106/jbjs.cc.m.00290
  • Title of Journal : JBJS Case Connector


Copyright © 2014 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated.Case: A sixteen-year-old professional soccer player presented with persistent pain in the right thigh of two years' duration and the inability to return to play. Evaluation revealed a chronic rupture of the rectus femoris muscle. Because physiotherapy and rehabilitation failed to help, a surgical repair was performed. He returned to his previous activity level within nine months after surgery. Conclusion: Rupture of the proximal part of the rectus femoris should be acknowledged in the differential diagnosis, especially when presenting with persistent pain in the anterior aspect of the thigh lasting more than one year. Delayed repair might be recognized as a reasonable option for chronic rupture of the proximal part of the rectus femoris.