Mucoid degeneration of the posterior cruciate ligament: A case report

Ken Okazaki, Shinji Deguchi, Kenso Katai, Yukihide Iwamoto

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Abstract

We report a case of mucoid degeneration of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) who complained of knee joint pain on flexion. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a diffusely thickened PCL with increased signal intensity on the T2-weighted sequence. A few intact fibers were observed with continuous margin from origin to insertion. Arthroscopy revealed yellow crumbly tissues among the PCL fibers. There was no tear of PCL fibers, thus their tension was preserved. Curettage of degenerative tissue and decompression of the PCL resulted in symptom relief without instability of the knee joint. Notably, the MRI features of mucoid degeneration of the cruciate ligament can be mistaken for those of partial tear of the ligament.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011

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Posterior Cruciate Ligament
Knee Joint
Tears
Ligaments
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Curettage
Arthroscopy
Arthralgia
Decompression

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Mucoid degeneration of the posterior cruciate ligament : A case report. / Okazaki, Ken; Deguchi, Shinji; Katai, Kenso; Iwamoto, Yukihide.

In: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.01.2011, p. 105-107.

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Okazaki, Ken ; Deguchi, Shinji ; Katai, Kenso ; Iwamoto, Yukihide. / Mucoid degeneration of the posterior cruciate ligament : A case report. In: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2011 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 105-107.
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