Posterior cruciate ligament tear

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


MVA. Ongoing knee pain and tenderness.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

No fracture identified. Marrow edema in the region of ITB insertion. Moderate knee joint effusion without lipohemarthrosis. Anterior cruciate ligament is intact. Full thickness posterior cruciate ligament tear. Both medial and lateral collateral ligaments are intact. No meniscal injury. No cartilage injury. Old Osgood-Schlatter disease.

Case Discussion

Isolated posterior cruciate ligament tears are much less common than anterior cruciate ligament tears. 

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Case information

rID: 40088
Published: 7th Oct 2015
Last edited: 30th Jul 2020
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