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Adductor longus rupture – Carles Pedret (@carlespedret), Sports Medicine and Sports Orthopedics

This man in his 30's was a basketball player, who recalled making a sudden lunge and an eccentric contraction with his adductor muscles during a game. He felt an acute pain and he had to retire from the match. Approximately 24 hours later we performed the ultrasound examination where we saw a complete adductor longus rupture from the pubic symphysis. It can be observed in the images below that the rupture involved both muscle and tendon fibres. There is also a video below to demonstrate the tear. The patient was treated with physiotherapy treatment and without surgery. The first 2 -3 …

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