Avulsed ACL origin

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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Hyperflexion injury

Patient Data

Age: 15
Gender: Male
CT

In children the anterior cruciate ligament is often stronger than the bone thus the bone is avulsed rather than the ligament rupturing. In terms of repair the bone quite often does not sit flush with the underlying tibial eminence as the transverse meniscal ligament running between the anterior horns on both menisci interposes between the fragment and underlying bone (nicely demonstrated on MRI)

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Case information

rID: 17383
Case created: 9th Apr 2012
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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