Posterior cruciate ligament avulsion and fractured patella

Case contributed by Dr Heba Mohamed


Motorcycle accident

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male

Avulsed posterior tibial plateau at the PCL insertion. Mild volume lipohaemarthrosis. Fractured inferior margin of the patella. Small intra-articular loose body is seen at the knee joint space.


Case Discussion

Posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture associated with intra articular loose body. Fractured inferior margin of the patella. Absence of corticated margin excludes bipartite patella. Mild amount of lipohaemoarthrosis within the suprapatellar recess.

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Case information

rID: 48503
Case created: 11th Oct 2016
Last edited: 22nd Oct 2016
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