Displacement of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus into posterolateral compartment: An unusual injury pattern Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

abstract

  • We report a case of acute ACL injury with an unusual lateral meniscal tear pattern. The entire posterior horn of the lateral meniscus was avulsed from its attachments while remaining in continuity with the body of the meniscus. It was displaced posteriorly and laterally to the popliteus tendon so that it was not immediately visible at the time of arthroscopy. This type of displacement of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus is difficult to identify at arthroscopy and has not previously been described in the literature to our knowledge. We recommend to surgeons who encounter an absent posterior horn of the lateral meniscus to consider this injury pattern.

publication date

  • February 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2642554

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11420-008-9095-2

PubMed ID

  • 19015924

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 9

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 5

number

  • 1