Posterior cruciate ligament tear

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

MVA. Ongoing knee pain and tenderness.

Patient Data

Age: 23
Gender: Male

No fracture identified. Marrow oedema in the region of ITB insertion. Moderate knee joint effusion without lipohaemarthrosis. 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
Case created: 6th Oct 2015
Last edited: 21st Nov 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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