Plantaris as a cause of midsubstance Achilles tendon pain

The plantaris muscle is often dismissed as a small, vestigial muscle, however an injury to this structure should actually be included in the differential diagnosis of the painful calf or Achilles tendon. Injury to the plantaris on its own, or in association with concurrent injuries of the knee can present a diagnostic challenge. The plantaris…

Simon Bartold
Director of Bartold Clinical

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