Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) avulsion fracture of the lateral tibial condyle

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad A. ElBeialy


Knee pain after a motor vehicle accident.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female
  • avulsion fracture of the PCL insertion within the posterior lateral tibial condyle with underlying marrow edema signal demonstrating patchy area of low T1 and hyperintense PDFS and STIR signal intensity.
  • intact ACL and collateral ligaments.
  • mild degenerative changes of the articular cartilage with subchondral degenerative marrow changes as well as small articular osteophytosis.
  • degenerated PHMM with increased intra-meniscal signal intensity.
  • intact AHMM and lateral meniscus.
  • moderate joint effusion.


Case Discussion

PCL avulsion fracture of the posterior lateral tibial condyle with underlying marrow edema.

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Case information

rID: 26640
Published: 31st Dec 2013
Last edited: 24th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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