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Rupture of the meniscofibular ligament

Koray Unay*, Korhan Ozkan, Irfan Esenkaya, Oguz Poyanli and Kaya Akan

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Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Goztepe Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

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Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2010, 5:35  doi:10.1186/1749-799X-5-35

Published: 18 May 2010


The meniscofibular ligament is an anatomically defined ligament of the knee in humans. However, there are no data regarding the prognosis following injury to this ligament. Our case was a 42-year-old man who presented at our clinic with pain of the lateral side of his left knee. MRI of his left knee revealed the rupture of the meniscofibular ligament. The mechanism of injury was consistent with anatomical and mechanical studies of the meniscofibular ligament. The patient was treated conservatively for 1 year, but his pain did not resolve completely. A case series of patients with the same injury is required to establish an effective treatment for this rare injury.