Our 3rd topic for June's theme of Adventure Athlete/Weekend Warrior is a radiology case.
A 29 y/o M cliff diver presents for evaluation of left thigh pain after a dive during which he struck the water's surface in a "cannon ball" position. He has pain and bruising over the posterior thigh that is tender to touch and becomes more painful with walking and sitting on the area. He describes a "tight" sensation. The clinic ultrasound image is below along with a picture of the athlete's injury. What is the diagnosis? What can you offer the athlete if the condition doesn't resolve after a few weeks? Answer in the comments
says... Posted Friday, June 21, 2019
Answer: hematoma; if it doesn't resolve and persistent seroma develops, you can offer aspiration