Meniscal tears and ACL damage

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson

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Medial joint pain

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

Globular high signal within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus is continuous with a more medially oriented radial tear. The medial collateral ligament is intact however high signal surrounding the femoral origin of the ligament suggests at least a strain of the MCL. 

Increased signal within the distal ACL with associated sagging suggests a partial ACL tear or mucinous degeneration. The PCL is intact. Complex tear of the lateral meniscus with a longitudinal component across the length of the meniscus and a radial component within the body. The posterolateral corner is intact.

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Case Information

rID: 25298
Case created: 18th Oct 2013
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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