Case Report: Distal Medial Collateral Ligament Tear of the Knee
Eric K. Fitzcharles, M.D.; Charles P. Ho, Ph.D., M.D.
Steadman Philippon Research Institute Vail, CO, USA | 2012-02-21
Exact assessment of injuries of the distal medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the knee is paramount because the severity of the damage has impact on its treatment.
Fitzcharles and Ho from the Steadman Philippon Research Institute Vail, CO, USA, describe a traumatic high grade MCL rupture in a professional ski patroller. They share not only their images and how they perform this evaluation, but discuss the important imaging features and provide further information on traumatic MCL.
Clinical Talk on "MRI in Sports Medicine"
The information presented is for illustration only and is not intended to be relied upon by the reader for instruction as to the practice of medicine. Any health care practitioner reading this information is reminded that they must use their own learning, training and expertise in dealing with their individual patients. This material does not substitute for that duty and is not intended by Siemens Healthcare to be used for any purpose in that regard.
The drugs and doses mentioned herein are consistent with the approval labelling for uses and/or indications of the drug. The treating physician bears the sole responsibility for the diagnosis and treatment of patients, including drugs and doses prescribed in connection with such use. The Operating Instructions must always be strictly followed when operating the system. The source for the technical data is the corresponding data sheets. Results may vary.