MR examination 6 months after the trauma. a Axial T1-weighted image of both thighs for comparison of the vastus intermedius muscles (arrowheads) shows some atrophy of the rightsided muscle and a scar within the right vastus intermedius muscle (arrow). b Axial STIR images show minor residual edema (curved arrow) and scar (arrow) within the vastus intermedius muscle of the right thigh
Six months after the injury, only slight residual edema within the
vastus intermedius muscle could be seen in the STIR sequence
(Fig. 5 ).
Compared to the contralateral side, the vastus intermedius muscle
on the left was slightly atrophic (Fig. 5 a, b). .
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