Radiographic Appearance of Cosmetic Gluteal Injections in a PatientWith Proximal Hamstring Tear

Paige Holden, Gregory Kanski, Katherine J. Coyner

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Abstract

Case: A 45-year-old woman presented 6 months after a right proximal hamstring repair with worsening pain over her surgical site. Anterior-posterior pelvis x-rays revealed bilateral soft-tissue densities around the hips. Extensive workup revealed no medical basis for the radiographic appearance. It was discovered that the patient's cosmetic gluteal injections were, in fact, the cause. Follow-up x-rays revealed near-complete resolution of the densities 8 months later. Conclusions: We present this case to highlight the need to consider cosmetic injections as a potential cause of abnormal radiographic soft-tissue densities in the absence of other clear medical explanations in patients who present with musculoskeletal complaints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere21.00095
JournalJBJS Case Connector
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cosmetic injection
  • Proximal hamstring repair
  • Radiesse
  • Soft-tissue density

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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