Shin splints

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Presentation

Long-distance runner. Presents with right shin pain for 2 to 3 days.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

No fracture is seen.

Ultrasound

An anechoic rim is noted abutting tibial cortex at the site of tenderness.

The asymptomatic area shows no fluid abutting cortex.

Case Discussion

Findings are consistent with shin splints.

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Case information

rID: 20410
Published: 18th Nov 2012
Last edited: 25th May 2020
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