Mucoid degeneration of the anterior cruciate Ligament: a case report

  • KI el Kadi
  • F Marcaillou
  • S Blanc
  • B Salloum
  • C Dimontagliari
  • F Boutayeb
Keywords: Anterior cruciate ligament, arthroscopy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, mucoid degeneration

Abstract

We report a case of mucoid degeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Mucoid degeneration of the ACL is a very rare cause of knee pain. There have been only some reported cases of mucoid degeneration of the ACL in the English literature. We reviewed previous reports and summarized clinical features and symptoms, including those found in our case. Magnetic Resonance Imaging is the most useful tool for differentiating mucoid degeneration of the ACL from an intraligamentous ganglion or other lesions in the knee joint. If this disease is considered preoperatively, it can be diagnosed easily based on characteristic findings.

Key words: Anterior cruciate ligament, arthroscopy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, mucoid degeneration

Published
2014-01-22
Section
Articles

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