A Morel-Lavallée lesion is a relatively rare condition involving a closed, degloving injury to the pelvis, resulting in a blood-filled cystic cavity created by separation of the subcutaneous tissue from the underlying fascia. This injury typically occurs following high-speed trauma. We describe a case that occurred in a professional American football player who was treated with percutaneous decompression and evacuation of the hematoma. The player returned to playing football at the professional level 22 days after the injury without residual deformity or disability.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)|
|State||Published - Mar 2010|