Case contributed by Dr Craig Hacking


Twisted knee

Patient Data

Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

No acute injury.

Small ossicle at the femoral insertion of the popliteus tendon in keeping with a cyamella.

Case Discussion

cyamella is a rare sesamoid bone that exists as a normal variant within the popliteus tendon, characteristically located at the lateral aspect of the distal femur in the popliteal groove. 

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 37267
Case created: 1st Jun 2015
Last edited: 28th Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.