Medial and lateral meniscal tears in a complex knee injury

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Skiing accident.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

Taumatic longitudinal tears of the inner and outer meniscus (the latter with dislocation). Partial (grade II) tears of the collateral ligaments. Complete rupture of the ACL.

Case Discussion

Some authors refer to this injury pattern as "unhappy pentad", though this is not a very common term.

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Case information

rID: 19621
Published: 28th Sep 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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