Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013 , Vol 59 , Num 1

A Case of Tibialis Anterior Muscle Herniation Diagnosed by Ultrasonography

Mehmet Ali Ulu 1 ,Muharrem Çakmak 2 ,Kemal Nas 3
1 Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Diyarbakir, Turkey
2 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Türkiye
3 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Türkiye
DOI : 10.4274/tftr.43255

Muscle hernia is a focal muscular protrusion through a fascial defect and the tibialis anterior muscle is the most commonly affected site in the lower leg. It is usually an asymptomatic bulge which changes in size with the patient’s position. In this article, we report a patient who presented with a swelling on his leg and was diagnosed with tibialis anterior muscle herniation by ultrasonographic examination.

Keywords : Muscle herniation, tibialis anterior muscle, ultrasonography