Lateral collateral ligament calcification - knee

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Non-traumatic acute knee pain - lateral aspect. Referred for radiograph.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Calcification lateral to lateral femoral condyle - Probably lateral collateral ligament calcification.

Targeted ultrasound was done on lateral aspect of knee - at point of tenderness. Referring orthopedic surgeon want to know 1 ) ? Popliteus calcification 2 ) ? lateral meniscal cyst.

About 12 x 8 x 4 mm is noted in proximal end of lateral collateral ligament.

Adjacent fluid cleft is noted.

Perilesional hypervascularity is noted.

Ligament is intact.

No Lateral meniscus cyst .

No popliteal tendon rupture / calcification.

Case Discussion

Calcification in proximal end of lateral collateral ligament.

Ultrasound guided needling of calcification was done by referring othropedic surgeon.

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Case information

rID: 23841
Published: 12th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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