Posterior cruciate ligament tear

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


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

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male

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
Published: 21st Jun 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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