Elif Balevi Batur1, Mustafa Alper Bozkurt2, Zeynep Bekin Sarıkaya3

1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Selçuk University Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
2Department of Radiology, Selçuk University Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Kırıkkale University Faculty of Medicine, Konya, Turkey

Keywords: Exostoses, femur, impingement, muscle rupture, osteochondroma.


Muscle rupture and edema due to mechanical irritation can be seen as a rare complication of osteochondroma. A 13-year-old boy was admitted to our clinic with left thigh pain. On his physical examination, there was a localized swelling and tenderness on the distal femur and a limitation in the knee range of motion and quadriceps muscle weakness due to the pain. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated that the existing formation in the X-ray was compatible with the osteochondroma, and edema and partial muscle rupture were observed, suggesting the impingement of the adjacent vastus medialis muscle. Conservative treatment is recommended in consultation with the orthopedic department and close follow-up for possible surgical intervention. In conclusion, complications due to possible tumoral structures may occur in children presenting with leg pain and antalgic gait, and it should not be overlooked.

Citation: Balevi Batur E, Bozkurt MA, Bekin Sarıkaya Z. Femoral osteochondroma presenting with rupture of vastus medialis muscle. Jt Dis Relat Surg Case Rep 2022;1(1):11-14.

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