Medial meniscus posterior root tear

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou


Knee trauma followed by pain, swelling and limitation of movement

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Torn posterior root of the medial meniscus associated with bone bruise of the medial femoral and tibial condyles and moderate joint effusion.

Annotated image

Orange circle indicates the site of tear

Case Discussion

Posterior root ligament tear of the knee can be visualized on coronal or axial images and can be easily missed on sagittal cuts.

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Case information

rID: 49387
Case created: 22nd Nov 2016
Last edited: 24th Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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