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THE JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS

Rivista di Medicina, Traumatologia e Psicologia dello Sport


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The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2017 June;57(6):822-4

DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.16.06386-6

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lingua: Inglese

Ankle Morel-Lavallée lesion in a recreational racquetball player

Morteza KHODAEE 1, Rajwinder S., DEU 2

1 Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA; 2 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA


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Unilateral ankle swelling is a relatively common presenting complaint among athletes and non-athletes. Due to its broad differential diagnosis, a comprehensive evaluation beginning with history and physical examination are recommended. Imaging including plain radiography, ultrasound (US), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are preferred modalities. Aspiration of a local fluctuating mass may help with the diagnosis and management of some of these conditions. Morel-Lavallée lesion (MLL) is a rare condition consisting of a closed degloving injury caused by forces of pressure and shear stress between the subcutaneous tissue and the superficial fascia or bone. Most commonly MLL is found over the greater trochanter and sacrum, but in rare cases can be found in other regions of the body. In most cases concurrent severe injury mechanisms like motor vehicle accidents are present. MLL due to sports injuries are rare. Depending on the stage and type of MLL, therapeutic strategies may vary from compression wraps and aspiration to surgical evacuation. We present a case of a 65-year-old gentleman with ankle MLL with no known history of a major trauma as a result of playing racquetball 6 weeks earlier. Physical examination revealed a transilluminating lesion in the lateral aspect of his left ankle which was successfully treated with one time aspiration of a serosanguinous fluid. We propose less aggressive methods for management of low-impact sports-related MLL.


KEY WORDS: Biopsy, fine-needle - Hematoma - Degloving injuries

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Publication History

Issue published online: May 10, 2017
Article first published online: April 8, 2016
Manuscript accepted: March 30, 2016
Manuscript revised: March 11, 2016
Manuscript received: January 4, 2016

Per citare questo articolo

Khodaee M, Deu RS. Ankle Morel-Lavallée lesion in a recreational racquetball player. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2017;57:822-4. DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.16.06386-6

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morteza.khodaee@ucdenver.edu