Medial meniscus tear

Case contributed by Dr Sameh Saied Ali


Knee twisting injury with severe pain and clicking. Orthopedic examination showed positive McMurray test.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Truncation of the medial meniscus.

Radial tear of the posterior root attachment of the medial meniscus.

Medial femoral condyle osteochondral lesion (flattening of the articular surface, subcortical marrow edema).

Diffuse thickening and increased signal intensity of the anterior cruciate ligament with no course discontinuity. 

Large joint effusion.

Case Discussion

The case demonstrates complex knee injury:

Radial tears of the body and posterior root of the medial meniscus

Stage II osteochondral lesion of the medial femoral condyle

Sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament

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Case information

rID: 52960
Published: 27th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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