Lipohaemarthrosis

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Injury to knee.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male
X-ray

Large joint effusion with a perfectly horizontal fat-fluid level.

No fracture.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a lipohaemarthrosis.

Fat in the effusion indicates a fracture with extension into the bone marrow.

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Case information

rID: 47025
Case created: 28th Jul 2016
Last edited: 28th Jul 2016
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