Anterior Thigh Pain Differential Diagnoses

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  • Quadriceps muscle contusion
  • Quadriceps muscle strain (distal rectus femoris, or proximal rectus femoris)
  • Myositis ossificans
  • Referred pain from upper lumbar spine, sacroiliac joint, or hip joint
  • Stress fracture of femur
  • Sartorius strain
  • Gracilis strain
  • Avulsion of rectus femoris apophysis
  • Hip Nerve Entrapment Syndromes: Lateral cutaneous, femoral cutaneous, obturator
  • SUFE
  • Perthes disease
  • Acute compartment syndrome of the thigh