Sartorius muscle strain – case study
The following article describes the symptoms and treatment methods given to a BKS player in the case of Sartorius muscle strain.
Age : 21 years old
Height : 182 cm
Description of the injury:
During the volleyball training, the player felt strong pain in the right thigh.
Functional tests as well as ultrasound examination confirmed the injury – Sartorius muscle strain – right thigh.
Ultrasound examination – Sartorius muscle strain
Medical examination description:
“Ultrasonography of the right thigh tissues: Visible incomplete disruption of the tailoring muscle in the area of 21×5 mm with partial constriction of the proximal end of the muscle – the image as after almost complete muscle rupture. Insertion of thigh adductors without pathological features. There is no exudate in the hip joint and in the ilio-lumbar bursa. 2nd image.”
Treatment and rehabilitation:
After diagnosis, the player was subjected to treatments and methods of comprehensive physiotherapy, such as:
- Functional training
- Manual therapy
- Functional massage of the Sartorius muscle
The parameters applied during the therapy will be presented below. Devices manufactured by ASTAR company, PhysioGo 701I and Polaris HPs units were used.
Laser therapy treatments within a period of time – 22.09.18 – 05.10.18:
|Therapy duration||22.09.2018 – 30.09.2018|
|Applicator type||cluster /4xIR|
Second stage :
|Therapy duration||01.10.18- 05.10.18|
|Applicator type||cluster / 4xIR + 5xR|
|Dose[IR/R]||7 J/cm2/2 J/cm2|
|Frequency[IR/R]||2 Hz/2 Hz|
High power laser therapy – Polaris HP
|Therapy duration||22.09.2018 – 5.10.2018|
|Duty factor [808/980]||40%/20%|
|Dose [808/980]||30 J/cm2/15 J/cm2|
|Frequency[808/980]||3000 Hz/3.500 Hz|
After 12 days of intensive rehabilitation, the ultrasound examination was again performed, which proved a significant health improvement:
“Ultrasonography of the right thigh tissues:
In the Sartorius muscle, visible scar-fibrous lesions in the area of 20×5 mm are visible at the lesion site. Insertion of the adductor muscles of the thighs without pathological features. There is no exudate in the hip and in the ilio-lumbar bursa. 4th image.”
Ultrasound examination – Sartorius muscle strain – comprehensive therapy effect
Functional test – increased range of motion, decreased pain sensation in jumping and squatting exercises. The player returned to train.
Intensive rehabilitation, based on the ASTAR devices application – LLLT cluster laser applicator , high-power laser therapy unit Polaris HP – has significantly accelerated the regeneration of injured Sartorius muscle. Estimated treatment time – 4 weeks. Effective treatments allowed the player to return back to game after 2.5 weeks.
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