Pellegrini-Stieda lesion

Case contributed by Dr Aneta Kecler - Pietrzyk

Presentation

Chronic knee pain. No prior medical or surgical history.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Pellegrini-Stieda lesion seen at the medial aspect of medial femoral condyle indicating previous medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury. 

Mild degenerative changes in tibiofemoral joint.

Annotated image

Pellegrini-Stieda lesion seen at the medial aspect of medial femoral condyle (arrow).

Case Discussion

Pellegrini-Stieda lesions are post-traumatic ossified lesions where the medial collateral ligament attaches to the medial femoral condyle. 

In most cases the patient is asymptomatic, however, a small percentage of patients can suffer from chronic knee pain as in this case. 

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Case information

rID: 54424
Case created: 9th Jul 2017
Last edited: 12th Jul 2017
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