Anterior cruciate ligament complete tear

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Injury during a soccer game with right knee twisting.

Patient Data

Age: 35-year-old
Gender: Male
MRI

MRI Right knee

MRI sequences showing the complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament associated with joint effusion, bone marrow oedema in the dorsal tibial plateau and lateral femoral condyle, as well as local subcutaneous oedema. There is also a cortical disruption on the posterolateral aspect of the tibial plateau which is in keeping with a Segond fracture.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a common knee injury observed in soccer players. The Segond fracture and the bone contusion are features usually associated with the ACL tear.  

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Case information

rID: 41380
Case created: 29th Nov 2015
Last edited: 22nd Jan 2016
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