Semimembranosus bursitis

Case contributed by Dr Hani Al Salam


Knee pain

Modality: MRI

Case Discussion:

MRI sequences of the knee joint demonstrate an abnormal fluid signal intensity noted distal to the semimembranous tendon associated with synovial thickening in keeping with semimembranous bursitis. Mild tendinopathy of the semimembranous tendon, which is otherwise intact.

Mild ACL sprain is noted, evident by thickened proximal ACL fibers with high signal intensity in T2 sequences.

Intrameniscus substance degeneration of the posterior horn medial meniscus.

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Case Information:

rID: 12290
Diagnostic certainty: Almost Certain
System: Musculoskeletal
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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