Contrecoup injury of the knee

A contrecoup injury of the knee is a bone contusion of the posterior lip of the medial tibial plateau. It occurs during knee reduction after a pivot shift injury and is highly associated to ACL tear 1, and peripheral tear or meniscocapsular separation of the medial meniscus posterior horn 2.

Occasionally, another bone contusion is seen on the medial margin of the medial femoral condyle, also resultant from knee reduction after the pivot shift injury. 

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rID: 13525
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Coutracoup knee injury

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