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Clinical History •

28-year-old male professional athlete sustained a left calf injury 3 weeks earlier (no imaging obtained at that time)

Patient presents now with improved pain but persistent soft tissue fullness but limited mobility

Ultrasound was requested to assess for possible gastrocnemius or soleus tear or hematoma/seroma

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Due to patient discomfort and limited ability to run, aspiration of this seroma was requested

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Diagnosis • Post-traumatic seroma interposed between the medial gastrocnemius and soleus muscles following partial medial gastrocnemius tear • Ultrasound-guided seroma aspiration may allow prompt resolution of symptoms and rapid improvement in patient mobility • The use of ultrasound during these procedures allows safe and accurate needle placement and ensures complete evacuation of the fluid collection

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