Imaging in the diagnosis of symptomatic forearm muscle herniation

Kendi T., Altinok D., Erdal H., Kara S.

SKELETAL RADIOLOGY, vol.32, no.6, pp.364-366, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00256-002-0615-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.364-366
  • Keywords: muscle, herniation, forearm, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, ANTERIOR TIBIALIS MUSCLE, REPAIR
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Muscle herniation can be defined as protrusion of a portion of muscle through an acquired or congenital defect of enclosing fascia. Although it is usually a cosmetic problem, it can lead to local pain and tenderness after prolonged exertion. In this report, we present a case of flexor digitorum superficialis muscle herniation in a 58-year-old man. The radiographic, ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings are described with dynamic examination, permitting demonstration of muscle herniation through the fascial defect during muscle contraction.