alexa "Swollen Ankle" Due to the Presence of Accessory Soleus Muscle - Case Report.
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Journal of Bone Research
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Case Report

"Swollen Ankle" Due to the Presence of Accessory Soleus Muscle - Case Report.

Violeta Claudia Bojinca1*, Teodora Andreea Serban2 and Mihai Bojinca2

1Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Hospital “Sfanta Maria”, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Romania

2Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Hospital “Dr. Ion Cantacuzino”, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Romania

*Corresponding Author:
Violeta Claudia Bojinca
Department of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, Hospital “Sfanta Maria”
Ion Mihalache Blv. 37-39, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”
Bucharest, Romania
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E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: June 26, 2017; Accepted date: July 10, 2017; Published date: July 17, 2017

Citation: Bojinca CV, Serban AT, Bojinca M (2017) “Swollen Ankle” Due to the Presence of Accessory Soleus Muscle - Case Report. J Bone Res 5:177. doi:10.4172/2572-4916.1000177

Copyright: © 2017 Bojinca CV, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Swollen ankle might be a problem of differential diagnosis in young patients performing physical exercises. A mass on the posteromedial region of the ankle might be attributed to the presence of Accessory Soleus Muscle (ASM), the most common supernumerary muscle in the lower leg.

We present the case of a young male with swelling and moderate pain on the posteromedial part of the right ankle after prolonged physical exercise. Musculoskeletal examination identified ASM. A conservative approach (symptomatic medication, physical therapy) was recommended with good results.


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