Medial Collateral Ligament Avulsion from both Tibial and Femoral Attachments: a Case Report

Naik, AM and Rao, SK and Rao, PS (2007) Medial Collateral Ligament Avulsion from both Tibial and Femoral Attachments: a Case Report. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 15 (1). pp. 78-80.

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Abstract

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is the most commonly injured ligament of the knee joint. Proximal MCL tears occur more frequently than do distal ones. We report a 28-year-old man with a valgus injury of his left knee joint after a fall from a motorcycle. Magnetic resonance imaging of the affected knee joint revealed complete avulsion of the superficial MCL from both its femoral and tibial insertions. The meniscofemoral portion of the deep part of the MCL was also torn and the medial meniscus was subluxated. Such a pattern, an MCL tear with subluxation of the medial meniscus, is rare.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: knee injuries; medial collateral ligament, knee
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2013 05:19
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2013 05:19
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/79491

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