This is a case of fascial defect on the anterolateral aspect of the lower third of both legs. Because of this fascial defect a herniation of the underlying muscle resulted. Since the pain and disability were effectively relieved by injections of sodium morrhuate, I feel that this case is of interest to report.
I. K., a youth, aged 21, first seen in the varicose vein clinic of Dr. I. S. Tunick at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, complained of pain in both legs and feet, especially when engaged in sports or fast walking. The pain had first come on about four years before while the patient was playing basketball. At that time he noticed a lump on the outer lower aspect of each leg. A throbbing, pressure pain would begin at these sites and radiate down to the feet. Gradually the pain became so severe that he had to