Tibial tunnel cyst after ACL graft reconstruction

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Diffuse knee pain. ACL repair 2 years ago.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Tunnel cysts after ACL reconstruction are observed in autografts as well as synthetic material. They have been attributed to various causes, e g. incomplete incorporation of allograft tissue, allograft tissue necrosis, extrusion of joint fluid into the tunnel1.

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Case information

rID: 15312
Published: 8th Oct 2011
Last edited: 10th Apr 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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