Posterior cruciate ligament tear

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Fall from height, landed on knee. Now swollen and painful.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

PCL injury is usually due to hyperextension of the knee. This is a typical case with only partial disruption to ligament fibres (unlike the ACL that usually ruptures completely) as well as an anterior impaction pattern of bone marrow oedema (microtrabecular fracture) ie the medial femoral condyle has been impacted onto the anterior aspect of the medial tibial plateau.

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Case Information

rID: 18243
Case created: 21st Jun 2012
Last edited: 11th Jan 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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