Medial collateral ligament avulsion from both tibial and femoral attachments: a case report.

A. M. Naik, S. K. Rao, P. S. Rao

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-80
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 04-2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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