|Patient: 22 year old male|
|History: 22 year old male with pain, injured right knee in baseball game on 7/23/2006. Swollen, struggling with flexion.|
|Findings: Fig. 1 and 2: Sagittal Proton Density without and with fat saturation images show the posterior cruciate ligament to be thickened with abnormal intrasubstance signal, and disruption of the fibers along its middle third. Mild edema is noted along the interstitial fibers of the anterior cruciate ligament, compatible with grade I sprain. A joint effusion is present. There is edema in the popliteal soft tissue.|
| Diagnosis: |
Complete Tear Posterior Cruciate Ligament
| Discussion: |
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
- discontinuous and/or thickened PCL fibers of increased signal intensity on all pulse sequences
- Avulsion fractures of the posterior tibia
- Subtle anterior impaction fractures
| References: |
Stoller, David W. ... [et al.] Diagnostic Imaging: Orthopaedics. Amirsys, 2004. Submitted by: Aakash D. Singh, M.D. – PGY-V Radiology Resident Mark R. DeGalan, M.D., Ph.D. - Radiologist
Aakash D. Singh, M.D. – PGY-V Radiology Resident Mark R. DeGalan, M.D., Ph.D. - Radiologist
Mark R. DeGalan, M.D., Ph.D. - Radiologist
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