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Diagnostic Ultrasound of the Soleal Sling

Andrew J. Rader Indiana Foot & Ankle, Jasper, IN.

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The soleal sling may be a site of tibial nerve entrapment. Objective diagnosis of this syndrome is difficult with current nerve conduction study techniques, magnetic resonance imaging, and neurosensory testing. Diagnostic ultrasound is ideally suited to visualize the tibial nerve statically and dynamically as it enters the soleal sling, thus making an objective diagnosis of soleal sling impingement much easier.

Corresponding author: Andrew J. Rader, DPM, Indiana Foot & Ankle, 645 W 5th St, Jasper, IN 47546. (E-mail: drajrader@gmail.com)