J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev 2021 May 4;5(5):e21.00008. Epub 2021 May 4.
From the Foot and Ankle Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (Greene and J. T. Smith); the Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (S. E. Smith); and the STRATUS Center for Simulation in Medical Education, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (S. E. Smith).
Pathology associated with the plantaris includes rupture of the tendon and an association with mid-substance Achilles tendinopathy in some patients. There have only been two previous case reports in the literature in English language describing snapping of the plantaris tendon. We present a case report of a 15-year-old female competitive dancer who described pain and an audible popping at the medial margin of the Achilles tendon while squatting. Read More