n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Iliopsoas haematoma in a rugby player : case study
|Article Title||Iliopsoas haematoma in a rugby player : case study|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria, 2 University of Pretoria, 3 University of Pretoria, 4 University of Pretoria, 5 University of Pretoria and 6 Little Company of Mary Medical Centre|
|Publication Date||Jun 2015|
|Pages||55 - 57|
Traumatic iliopsoas haematoma is a serious complication of haemorrhage disorders rarely seen in young healthy athletes. It is mostly described in patients on anticoagulant therapy and commonly associated with various degrees of femoral nerve palsy. A 22-year-old male rugby player presented with severe onset of pain in the lower back, right hip flexor/pelvic area following a tackle during a rugby match. Magnetic resonance imaging identified a distinct, hyperechoic heterogeneous mass within the right iliopsoas muscle, confirming a diagnosis of iliopsoas haematoma.The case resolved completely after conservative medical treatment in addition to a period of rest and intense active physical therapy. This case study reports the rare diagnosis of an uncomplicated iliopsoas haematoma following a sports injury in a young athlete.
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