Segond fracture (MRI findings)

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Unstable knee with pain and swelling following injury at netball

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

Subtle avulsed cortical bone fragment along the lateral border of the lateral tibial plateau with surrounding soft tissue swelling seen on the coronal imaging. 

Note associated ACL disruption.

Case Discussion

A Segond fracture is not common, but if seen on MRI or plain films, in most cases it will indicate the presence of ACL rupture.

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Case Information

rID: 31940
Case created: 7th Nov 2014
Last edited: 18th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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