Pellegrini-Stieda lesion

Case contributed by Dr Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu

Presentation

Patient present with medial knee pain and joint swelling. Patient denies recent history of knee trauma.

Patient Data

Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Anteriorposterior (AP)  view of the knee shows linear ossification/calcification in the proximal medial collateral ligament (MCL). Lateral view demonstrate joint effusion in the supra-patella recess. 

Pellegrini-Stieda lesion is thought to be the result of stripping of the femoral periosteum near the origin of the MCL which leads to heterotopic ossification and dystrophic calcification. 

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Case Information

rID: 18248
Case created: 22nd Jun 2012
Last edited: 11th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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