Posterior cruciate ligament tear

Case contributed by Dr Mohd Radhwan Bin Abidin

Presentation

History of MVA, left knee hit by car. Complain of left knee pain and instability since then. Unable to full weight bear due to pain.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Left knee

The posterior portion of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) fiber appear hyperintense and reduce in thickness compared to the anterior portion.

The lateral collateral ligament is bulky. Minimal joint effusion. Baker cyst also present.

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus are normal.

Case Discussion

Posterior cruciate ligament tear is less common compared to anterior cruciate ligament tear. In this case, this patient has a history of a motor vehicle accident.

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Case information

rID: 71768
Published: 22nd Oct 2019
Last edited: 13th Feb 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: International Islamic University Malaysia

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