Ortho Eval Pal: Optimizing Orthopedic Evaluations and Management Skills

Episode 89-The Plantaris Rupture: How to Evaluate it and Treat it!

June 25, 2019
Ortho Eval Pal: Optimizing Orthopedic Evaluations and Management Skills
Episode 89-The Plantaris Rupture: How to Evaluate it and Treat it!
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Ortho Eval Pal: Optimizing Orthopedic Evaluations and Management Skills
Episode 89-The Plantaris Rupture: How to Evaluate it and Treat it!
Jun 25, 2019
Ortho Eval Pal: Optimizing Orthopedic Evaluations and Management Skills
How to Evaluate and Treat a Plantaris Rupture
Show Notes

Not everyone has a Plantaris Muscle, but for those who do and tear it, there are a few things you should know about it. Only 1-2% of Plantaris muscles rupture alone. Most occur in conjunction to a medial gastrocnemius tear. Many people misdiagnose these as an achilles rupture. They are very easy to treat conservatively and often times no need for expensive diagnostic imaging. Today I'll talk about how to sort out the difference between an achilles rupture and plantaris rupture, discuss the mechanism of injury and talk treatment.
Check out our newest videos about a patient with an achilles rupture and how to perform a Thompson test. Here they are:
-Thompson Test on a patient with an achilles rupture: https://youtu.be/2VfFdvhUI9s
-How to Eval a patient with an achilles rupture: https://youtu.be/bELxA8AN3PA

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