Meniscal tear (complex)

Case contributed by Dr Varun Babu

Presentation

Polytrauma couple of years ago with resultant cervical myelomalacia. Sent for evaluation of both knees as part of rehabilitation.

Patient Data

Age: 17 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Intrasubstance PD hyperintense signals seen in posterior horn of medial meniscus with both horizontal and vertical limbs. Vertical limbs extend to superior articular surface. Normal lateral meniscus, cruciates, collaterals, triple compartment articular cartilage with no significant joint effusion. Generalized decrease in volume of muscles visualized, likely due to the bedridden status of a cervical cord injury. 

Case Discussion

Classic example of a complex tear of the posterior horn of medial meniscus with limbs in multiple planes. 

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Case information

rID: 57361
Published: 21st Dec 2017
Last edited: 15th Mar 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Vivid Diagnostic Centre

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