Ligamentum mucosum injury

Case contributed by Dr Omar Giyab


One year of infrapatellar knee pain, which began after stepping into a pit.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

A curvilinear hyperintensity is seen along the area of the infrapatellar plica in the midline. The hyperintense streak is connecting the inferior pole of the patella to the intercondylar notch region, which is highly suggestive of a ligamentum mucosum injury.

Case Discussion

The ligamentum mucosum (infrapatellar plica) is a common anatomical variant, if injured it can cause infrapatellar knee pain.

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Case information

rID: 44666
Published: 1st May 2016
Last edited: 27th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: University of Pécs

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