Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

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Case Report, J Athl Enhancement Vol: 2 Issue: 2

Rehabilitation of Plantaris Tendon Rupture in an Elite Triathlete: A Case Report

Dar G1,2*, Dolev E2,3, Kots E4 and Cale’-Benzoor M1,2
1Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health studies, University of Haifa, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
2Ribstein Center for Research and Sports Medicine, Wingate Institute, Netanya 42902, Israel
3Department of Orthopedics, Meir Hospital Sapir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, 44281, Israel
4Department of Radiology, Meir Hospital Sapir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, 44281, Israel
Corresponding author : Gali Dar
Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health studies, Haifa University, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
Tel: 972-50-5662054
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Received: January 03, 2013 Accepted: March 19, 2013 Published: March 22, 2013
Citation:Dar G, Dolev E, Kots E, Cale’-Benzoor M (2013) Rehabilitation of Plantaris Tendon Rupture in an Elite Triathlete: A Case Report. J Athl Enhancement 2:2. doi:10.4172/2324-9080.1000108

Abstract

Rehabilitation of Plantaris Tendon Rupture in an Elite Triathlete: A Case Report

Calf muscle injuries are common among athletes. While rupture of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle is the most diagnosed entity, isolated rupture of the plantaris muscle is a rare condition with limited documentation in the literature. The plantaris assists ankle plantar flexion, and is an important contributor to proprioceptive mechanisms vital for normal athletic function of the ankle and knee. This case study reports of an elite triathlete who complained of proximal right calf pain without any specific trauma.

Keywords: Calf muscle injury; Tendon tear; Sport injury; Ultrasound

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