Esat KITER1, Erkan YILMAZ2, Murat BOZKURT3

1Assistant Professor Pamukkale University, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics, Denizli, Turkey
2Associate Professor Dokuz Eylül University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, İzmir, Turkey
3Orthopaedic Surgeon Emergency Care and Traumatology Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Accessory Soleus Muscle, Anatomic Variation, Compartment Syndrome.


Although accessory soleus muscle is a very rare condition, it has been well described. Even though it could be symptomatic, approximately one fourth of the patients are asymptomatic. In the literature, debate has been focused “why symptomatic”. In this report, we have presented a case of asymptomatic accessory soleus muscle with dual insertion and discussed “why asymptomatic”. We hypothesized the effects of newly described plantar insertion on the pain producing mechanism.