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Ultrasound-guided percutaneous lavage of calcific bursitis of the medial collateral ligament of the knee: a case report and review of the literature

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Del Castillo, Federico and Ramos Álvarez, Juan José and González Pérez, José and Jiménez Herranz, Elena and Rodriguez Fabián, Guillermo (2016) Ultrasound-guided percutaneous lavage of calcific bursitis of the medial collateral ligament of the knee: a case report and review of the literature. Skeletal Radiology, 45 (10). pp. 1419-1423. ISSN 0364-2348

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES:
Calcification of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the knee is rare. The literature reports no positive outcomes when conservative treatment has been followed. This paper reports a case of such calcification and its treatment using ultrasound-guided percutaneous lavage (UGPL).
METHODS:
A 66-year-old patient presented with medial knee pain. X-ray, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance (MR) examinations revealed calcific bursitis of the MCL, which was treated by UGPL.
RESULTS:
One month after treatment the patient was asymptomatic. X-ray, ultrasound, and MR examinations confirmed the almost complete disappearance of the calcification; only very tiny fragments remained.
CONCLUSIONS:
Calcific bursitis of the MCL of the knee is very uncommon, but should be taken into account in differential diagnoses for medial knee pain. UGPL is proposed as a treatment for this condition.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Calcific bursitis Medial collateral ligament Ultrasound Percutaneous lavage
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine > Diagnostic imaging and Nuclear medicine
Medical sciences > Medicine > Sports medicine
Medical sciences > Medicine > Physical medicine and medical rehabilitation
Medical sciences > Medicine > Musculoskeletal System
ID Code:47625
Deposited On:22 May 2018 10:43
Last Modified:13 Dec 2018 13:06

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