Clinical: 22 yo male with several months of right hip pain after sports injury.
Dx: Subacute avulsion of the direct head of the rectus femoris from the anterior inferior iliac spine, with early granulation tissue filling a 1.5cm gap. There is strain of the indirect head of the rectus femoris, which originates from the superior acetabular ridge.
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