Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome

Last revised by Dr Tim Luijkx on 24 Dec 2014

Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome refers to the presence of characteristic medial knee pain in the presence of previous medial collateral ligament injury and a Pellegrini-Stieda lesion (most of which are asymptomatic). 

History and etymology

It is named after Italian surgeon Augusto Pellegrini (1877-1958) and German surgeon Alfred Stieda (1869-1945).

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