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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2014, Article ID 828314, 3 pages
Case Report

Surgical Management of a Completely Avulsed Adductor Longus Muscle in a Professional Equestrian Rider

1Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby DE22 3NE, UK
2ST6 Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, East Midlands North Rotation, UK
3Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3LY, UK

Received 16 December 2013; Accepted 14 January 2014; Published 19 February 2014

Academic Editors: K. Erler, M. Gotoh, and J. Mayr

Copyright © 2014 Conal Quah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Avulsion injuries of the adductor longus muscle tendon are rare and a challenge to manage especially in athletes. There has been little published literature on the outcome of conservative and operative treatment for these injuries. We report the first case of an acute adductor longus avulsion injury which was surgically repaired in a professional equestrian rider. Return to full preinjury function was achieved at 3 months with surgical repair using 3 suture anchors.