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Mucoid degeneration of the posterior cruciate ligament: a case report.
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PMID:  20549189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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.
Ken Okazaki; Shinji Deguchi; Kenso Katai; Yukihide Iwamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1433-7347     ISO Abbreviation:  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9314730     Medline TA:  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 812-8582, Japan.
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