Posterior cruciate ligament rupture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Direct impact onto knee from 1.5 metres high.

Patient Data

Age: 12 years
Gender: Male

Full-thickness rupture of the distal posterior cruciate ligament. No other ligamentous or meniscal injury. Moderate knee joint effusion and ruptured Baker's cyst. 

Case Discussion

Isolated posterior cruciate ligament ruptures are uncommon, especially in the pediatric population. 

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Case information

rID: 68452
Published: 1st Jun 2019
Last edited: 1st Jun 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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