Knee upside down

BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Oct 9;2017:bcr2016217714. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-217714.


We present a case of a 19-year-old woman with a forced hyperextension trauma of the knee causing a posteromedial fracture, a medial meniscus root tear and rupture of the posterior cruciate ligament. The posteromedial fracture of the tibial plateau was treated operatively with open reduction and internal fixation. Anatomical reconstruction was achieved. Postoperative treatment included unlimited flexion and minimal weight bearing. After 3 months, the patient had minimal pain after weight bearing and returned to preoperative range of motion.

Keywords: knee injuries; meniscal tears; orthopaedic and trauma surgery; orthopaedics.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal / methods
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint / surgery
  • Menisci, Tibial / diagnostic imaging
  • Menisci, Tibial / surgery*
  • Open Fracture Reduction / methods
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament / diagnostic imaging
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament / injuries*
  • Range of Motion, Articular
  • Recovery of Function
  • Rupture / surgery*
  • Tibia / injuries
  • Tibia / surgery
  • Tibial Fractures / surgery*
  • Tibial Meniscus Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Tibial Meniscus Injuries / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult