Medial collateral ligament complete rupture

Case contributed by Dr Tim Luijkx


Valgus injury. Clinically medial collateral ligament injured. Other injuries?

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

Complete rupture of the medial collateral ligament without any serious associated injuries, apart from a modest joint effusion and a minor contusional lateral femoral condyle bruise. 

Intact cruciate ligaments and menisci.

Ganglion cyst associated with proximal tibiofibular joint.

Case Discussion

MCL injuries are associated with other intra-articular abnormalities. In this case, however, the MCL injury appears to be relatively isolated, lacking additional serious intra-articular injuries.

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Case information

rID: 48378
Published: 4th Oct 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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