Chondral fracture of the femorotibial joint

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Knee pain and effusion after playing badminton.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

There is a loose chondral body in the lateral parapatellar recess and a sharply delineated chondral defect of the lateral femoral condyle, neighbouring the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus.

Case Discussion

These acute chondral injuries are easily overlooked if there is no subchondral signal alteration.

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Case information

rID: 16676
Published: 8th Feb 2012
Last edited: 27th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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