Posterolateral corner injury

Case contributed by Dr Tim Luijkx

Presentation

Football player, direct trauma to the outside of the knee. History of partial resection lateral meniscus.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Injury to the posterolateral ligamentous complex:

  • arcuate ligament
  • fibulopopliteal ligament
  • anterior extension of biceps femoris tendon

Popliteus tendon and lateral collateral ligament are intact.

Bone marrow oedema in the posterior aspect of tibia and fibula at the proximal tibiofibular joint

Apart from postoperative status (partial lateral meniscectomy) no abnormalities of menisci, cruciate ligaments, medial collateral ligament and cartilage.

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Case Information

rID: 36973
Case created: 20th May 2015
Last edited: 27th Oct 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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