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Musculoskeletal System


{"ops":[{"insert":"Diagnosis and reasoning"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"Exercise related injuries (such as muscle strains, muscle tears and stress fractures) are extremely common - and at first glance, this appears be such a scenario.\n\nHowever, a close perusal of the clinical findings brings up several red flags:\n\n- Exercise related injuries typically cause mechanical pain. The pain at rest in this patient is a red flag, as is the disproportionate severity.\n\n- The calf is swollen and tense, suggesting that the underlying tissues are under pressure.\n\n- The sensory impairment over the ventral aspect of the right foot is in the distribution of the sural nerve; that over the dorsal foot is in the distribution of the common peroneal nerve. These nerves are located in the superficial posterior and lateral osteofascia"}]}

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