ACL acute full thickness tear: deep lateral femoral sulcus sign

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad A. ElBeialy


Knee twisting injury

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
  • Full thickness tear of the ACL with interstitial haematoma associated with bony contusion of the anterior lateral femoral condyle and posterior lateral tibial plateau with deep lateral femoral sulcus sign as well as mild joint effusion.
  • Intact PCL and cruciate ligaments.
  • No meniscal tear.   

Case Discussion

ACL full thickness tear with deep lateral femoral sulcus sign.

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Case information

rID: 38594
Case created: 26th Jul 2015
Last edited: 20th Feb 2016
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