Morel Lavallee lesion of knee with osteochondral fractures

Case contributed by Dr Nafisa Shakir Batta

Presentation

History of trauma 20 days ago with swelling at medial side of knee. Clinical suspicion : Abcess

Patient Data

Age: 54 years
Gender: Female

Well circumscribed fluid collection is noted at the medial subcutaneous tissue of knee, compatible with Morel Lavellee lesion.

Patchy focal marrow edema is noted at femoral and tibial condyles at subarticular location, congruent with bony contusions.

Two semilunar undisplaced osteochondral fractures are noted at medial condyle of femur, one at anterior aspect and other at midarticular aspect.

A coexistent small Baker cyst  is also seen.

Case Discussion

Morel Lavalle lesion at medial aspect of knee ( consequent to post-traumatic degloving injury) with bony contusions and osteochondral fractures.

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Case information

rID: 32087
Case created: 12th Nov 2014
Last edited: 22nd Sep 2015
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