A Case of Morel-Lavallée Lesion of the Lower Leg: A Case Report

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A healthy, 21-year-old football player presented to the athletic trainer with pain and swelling over anteromedial aspect of his lower right leg after being “cleated”. Physical examination revealed a hematoma, ecchymosis, and no unusual sensations. The physician’s physical examination revealed a superficial fluid filled collection, ecchymosis, minimal discomfort with palpation and no muscular deficiencies. MRI results revealed an organized collection of fluid in the subcutaneous tissue, confirming a Morel Lavallée lesion. The fluid collection resolved, without aspiration, and the athlete finished the season without further complications due the interprofessional collaboration between medical staff.

Erin Macaronas is an athletic trainer at Coffeyville Community College, Coffeyville, KS. Shannon David and Nicole German are with North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. Joe J. Piccininni, EdD, CAT(C), The University of Toronto, is the report editor for this article.

Address author correspondence to Shannon David at Shannon.David@ndsu.edu.
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