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Mucoid degeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17051758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report 2 cases of mucoid degeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Mucoid degeneration of the ACL is a very rare cause of knee pain. The first patient presented with extension block of the knee, and the second patient had simple knee pain. Both patients did not have obvious trauma history or clinical instability of the knee. After arthroscopic debridement of the lesion, both patients regained full range of motion of the knee and were pain-free at follow-up. Mucoid degeneration of the ACL is suspected when an apparently thickened and ill-defined ligament with increased signal intensity on all sequences in magnetic resonance imaging is identified in a patient with physically intact ligament and no obvious trauma history. Arthroscopic debridement of the mucoid degeneration of the ACL was safe and effective in these 2 patients.
Chin-Jung Hsu; Shou-Chi Wang; Yi-Chin Fong; Chun-Yin Huang; I-Ping Chiang; Horng-Chaung Hsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1726-4901     ISO Abbreviation:  J Chin Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-20     Completed Date:  2006-11-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101174817     Medline TA:  J Chin Med Assoc     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedics, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Cruciate Ligament / pathology*
Arthralgia / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Knee Joint / surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged

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