Anterior cruciate ligament complete tear

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Injury during a soccer game with right knee twisting.

Patient Data

Age: 35-year-old
Gender: Male

MRI Right knee

MRI sequences showing the complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament associated with joint effusion, bone marrow edema in the dorsal tibial plateau and lateral femoral condyle, as well as local subcutaneous edema. 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
Published: 29th Nov 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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