Concomitant complete tear of MCL and ACL avulsion fracture in right knee joint

Case contributed by Dr Shervin Sharifkashani


Right knee swelling and movement limitation after sports activity.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

There are complete tears of the medial collateral ligament (MCL), remarkable joint fluid, bruises and fracture lines in the lateral tibial plate and head of the fibula, edema in the infrapatellar fat pad, and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) avulsion fracture. 

Case Discussion

The case illustrates concomitance of the complete tear of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) avulsion fracture type 2 according to Meyers and McKeevers classification, the ligaments which are major stabilizers of the knee joint and also are the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee joint.

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