Segond fracture

Case contributed by Ian Bickle

Presentation

Pain and swelling following a recent sports injury.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
x_ray

Small curvilinear bone fragment adjacent to the lateral aspect of the tibial plateau.

x_ray

Large joint effusion with lipohemarthrosis. 

Case Discussion

Segond fracture is an avulsion fracture of the knee that involves the lateral aspect of the tibial plateau.  It is highly associated with anterior cruciate ligament injuries.

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