Today I want to show you the case of a patient that comes to me for an ultrasound examination of a palpable mass adjacent to the postero-medial compartment of the knee joint, with an history of a major knee inury five years before; the sonographic findings reveal a well defined cystic lesion and associated meniscal tear.
Always ask for an Mri investigation to better evaluate the real extent of the meniscal tear; don’t trust only ultrasound!
The Mri exam perfectly depicts the cyst and the meniscal complex tear with gross mucoid degeneration.
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Beautiful case, thank you! Sometimes you can accentuate the tear of the dorsal meniscus by making a dynamic scan; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9VRLPdh-r8 Make a knee extension/flexion movement while scanning 😉
I totally agree with you Niek, thank you for your interesting comment. Stay in touch!