Acute Stieda fracture

Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking

Presentation

Sports injury.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

The frontal projection is a little rotated. There is a small avulsion fracture from the medial epicondyle of the distal femur, at the expected site of the medial collateral ligament proximal attachment. Large joint effusion with no lipohemarthrosis.

Case Discussion

Acute appearance of a Stieda fracture, due to avulsion of the proximal (femoral) attachment of the MCL.

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Case information

rID: 69671
Published: 17th Jul 2019
Last edited: 28th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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