Anterior cruciate ligament avulsion

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem



Patient Data

Age: 18 years
Gender: Male
  • Minimal amount of joint effusion.
  • An abnormal linear high signal is seen in the Posterior horn medial meniscus reaching the inferior articular surface denoting Grade III meniscial tear.
  • Complete separation of the anterior cruciate ligament insertion that involves the majority of the eminence.
  • Abnormal bone marrow signal intensity of central tibial plateau denotes bone contusion.

Case Discussion

A case of ACL avulsion fracture shows complete avulsion of almost all the tibial eminence with no comminution findings in keeping with type 3b avulsion of the anterior cruciate ligament insertion.

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Case information

rID: 53432
Published: 24th May 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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