Morel-Lavallée lesion of knee with osteochondral fractures

Case contributed by Dr Nafisa Shakir Batta


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

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Well circumscribed fluid collection is noted at the medial subcutaneous tissue of knee, compatible with Morel-Lavallée 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 the anterior aspect and the other at the midarticular aspect.

A coexistent small Baker cyst is also seen.

Case Discussion

Morel-Lavallée 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
Published: 12th Nov 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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