A 68 year-old male presents after being injured during a motor vehicle accident. Fat-saturated T2-weighted coronal (1a) and sagittal (1b,c) images, as well as fat-saturated proton density-weighted axial images (1d,e,f) are provided. What are the findings? What is the most likely diagnosis?
O’Donoghue’s unhappy tetrad.
The medial supporting structures are the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee. Most medial knee injuries are isolated and occur in young active patients participating in sports.1 Knowledge of the anatomy and patterns of injury of these structures is crucial for early and correct diagnosis by clinical examination and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Clinically, the accurate identification of injuries to the medial supporting structures, as well as to the lateral and centrally located structures, is based, at least in part, on the results of provocative stress testing of the knee. With MR imaging, it is often the “footprints” left behind after an injury to the knee that provide the most helpful clues to the observer. These footprints include abnormalities in morphology and signal intensity within and around the injured ligament itself, as well as the distribution and magnitude of the associated injuries to cartilage, bone, and menisci.
The medial supporting structures of the knee can be divided into layers, as first described by Warren and Marshall.2 These investigators described the medial aspect of the knee as consisting of three layers: superficial, intermediate, and deep (Figure 3). The superficial layer, or layer I, consists of the deep crural fascia, which is intimate with the fascia of the vastus medialis and sartorius muscles. The intermediate layer, or layer II, primarily consists of the tibial collateral ligament (TCL), the more superficial portion of the medial collateral ligament. Anteriorly, the intermediate layer fuses with the superficial layer to form the medial patellar retinaculum. Beneath layer I, the gracilis and semitendinosus tendons can be found. The deep layer, or layer III, is formed by the deep medial capsular ligament and joint capsule. Posteriorly, the deep layer fuses with the intermediate layer via the posterior oblique ligament (POL).2,3 While this layered model is important for understanding the relationship among these structures, many physicians, including the authors of this web clinic, find an anterior to posterior approach as more useful in day-to-day practice when analyzing the medial supporting structures of the knee.
The anterior portion of the medial supporting structures consists of the medial retinacular ligaments and pes anserinus tendons. The medial retinacular ligaments include the patellofemoral, patellomeniscal, and patellotibial components. The most important of these structures is the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) (Figure 4). The MPFL originates from the bony groove just anterior and distal to the adductor tubercle of the femur. There is an additional oblique decussation originating from the proximal leading edge of the TCL. The ligament courses in a horizontal fashion and joins the vastus medialis oblique tendon before inserting on the superior aspect of the patella.4,5
Owing to its horizontal course, the MPFL is best evaluated on axial images at the level of the adductor tubercle. On axial images, the medial retinaculum has a bilaminar appearance with the outer layer consisting of the crural fascia and inner layer composed of the MPFL. The posterior-most aspect of the MPFL is intimate with the TCL, with some fibers passing over the TCL. Disruption of the MPFL near its femoral attachment is often associated with edema in the region of the adductor tubercle, edema or fluid deep to the vastus medialis muscle, or both findings (Figure 5).6
The pes anserinus tendons (sartorius, gracilis, and semitendinosus) attach to the anteromedial aspect of the tibia. Although significant anatomic variation exists with regard to the individual attachments of these tendons, they are generally arranged in a linear fashion with the sartorius tendinous attachment most proximal, followed by the attachments of the gracilis and semitendinosus tendons.4,7 The pes anserinus bursa is deep to the pes anserinus tendons and superficial to the TCL; when inflamed, the distended pes anserinus bursa produces a mass along the medial or anteromedial aspect of the proximal portion of the tibia (Figure 6).
The middle portion of the medial supporting structures consists of the TCL and deep medial capsular ligament. The TCL is a band-like ligament with one femoral and two tibial attachments (Figure 7). The femoral attachment of the TCL is just below the physeal scar of the femur slightly proximal and posterior to the center of the medial femoral epicondyle. The proximal tibial attachment of the TCL is to the anterior, or tibial, arm of the semimembranosus tendon.4 The distal tibial attachment of the TCL is broad, located 6-7 cm below the joint line and deep to the pes anserinus tendons.
The deep medial capsular ligament is a thickening of the medial joint capsule, which is most distinct anteriorly where it parallels the TCL. It has two components: 1) the meniscofemoral ligament; and 2) the meniscotibial, or coronary, ligament (Figure 7). Of these two ligaments, the meniscotibial ligament is shorter and thicker. The posterior border of the deep medial capsular ligament blends with the central arm of the POL. Between the TCL and deep medial capsular ligament, the TCL bursa can be found.4 The anterior margin of the TCL bursa is situated adjacent to the anterior edge of the TCL, while its posterior margin is located at the junction of the TCL and deep medial capsular ligament. When fluid-filled, the TCL bursa is well defined and possesses either a single compartment or separate femoral and tibial compartments that extend adjacent to the cortex (Figure 7).8
The posterior portion, located in the posteromedial corner of the knee, consists of the POL, oblique popliteal ligament, semimembranosus tendon, and tendon of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle (Figure 8). The POL has three components: superficial, central, and capsular. Its proximal femoral attachment is broad and located distal and posterior to the adductor tubercle. The superficial component runs along the posterior aspect of the TCL, blending distally with the tibial expansion of the semimembranosus tendon. The central arm of the POL forms the main portion of the ligament, which reinforces the posteromedial capsule and is intimate with the posterior horn of the medial meniscus.4 The capsular arm attaches primarily to the posteromedial joint capsule and joins with the capsular arm of the semimembranosus tendon to form a portion of the oblique popliteal ligament.9
The oblique popliteal ligament arises from the semimembranosus muscle-tendon complex and capsular arm of the POL and extends in an oblique direction to the tendon of the lateral head of the gastrocnemius muscle and plantaris muscle. It is intimate with the arcuate ligament. The distal semimembranosus tendon consists of five arms: tibial (anterior), inferior, direct, oblique popliteal ligament, and capsular.10 The tibial (anterior) arm inserts at the anteromedial aspect of the tibia deep to the TCL attachment, while the direct arm inserts at the posterior tibial tubercle. The semimembranosus bursa is a horseshoe-shaped bursa formed by two arms: a superficial arm located between the semimembranosus tendon and TCL and a deep arm located between the semimembranosus tendon and medial tibial condyle.11
The tendon of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle attaches to the femur proximal and posterior to the gastrocnemius tubercle. It has a thick fascial attachment to the adductor magnus tendon and a thin fascial attachment to the capsular arm of the POL. Its femoral attachment is variable, sometimes consisting of two attachment sites with a possible weaker region between these two sites, perhaps explaining why soft tissue cystic lesions intimate with the tendinous attachments of the gastrocnemius muscle are more common on the medial side.4
Among the medial supporting structures of the knee, the TCL, deep medial capsular ligament, and POL are the most important static stabilizers. The TCL is the strongest of these with an average tensile strength of 557 Newtons, while the deep medial capsular ligament has an average tensile strength of 101 Newtons and the POL has an average tensile strength of 256 Newtons.12 Load-sharing between these structures is important for resisting abnormal valgus motion, anterior/posterior translation, and external/internal rotation of the knee.13
The TCL is the primary restraint to valgus and external rotation of the knee.14 It can be divided into proximal and distal components based on its tibial attachment site.13 The proximal division is the primary restraint to valgus motion at all flexion angles. The more distal division is the primary stabilizer against external rotation at 30 degrees of knee flexion and internal rotation at all flexion angles.15 The distribution of strain across the TCL varies with the magnitude of the valgus force and the precise flexion angle of the knee and has been shown to be highest at the posterior aspect of the TCL near its femoral attachment when the knee is in full extension. This explains why the femoral attachment of the TCL is the most common site of injury.16 The deep medial capsular ligament provides similar stabilizing functions as the TCL, providing secondary restraint to valgus and internal rotation forces. The POL is a primary restraint to internal rotation. In cases of isolated TCL injury, the POL becomes an important secondary stabilizer for rotational and valgus stress.17 Hence, injuries of both the TCL and POL have been found to produce severe acute or chronic valgus instability.18
Patterns and Classification of Injury
There is no classification system of instability patterns of the knee that is uniformly accepted. Currently used classification systems often emphasize one-plane, or straight, instabilities, rotational (i.e., rotary or rotatory) instabilities, and combined instabilities. These classification systems are based on a number of concepts (Figure 9).
- The vertical axis of the knee normally passes near the center of the joint.
- The tibial plateau is divided into four quadrants – anteromedial, posteromedial, anterolateral, posterolateral – that are used as reference points.
- Ligament disruption allows a shift of the vertical axis from the center of the tibia into one of these quadrants.
- Reference is made to the movement of the tibia with respect to the femur during stress testing.
- Straight, or one-plane, instability involves abnormal displacement in only one horizontal plane. Four types exist: medial (or valgus), lateral (or varus), anterior, and posterior.
- Rotational instability involves abnormal rotational movement about both a horizontal and a vertical axis. Four types occurring alone or in combination exist: anteromedial, anterolateral, posteromedial, and posterolateral.
Both straight and rotational instability patterns produce characteristic ligamentous and osseous injuries. Clinically, these instability patterns are often identified using provocative stress tests that were specifically designed for them. The classic prototype of these tests is designated the lateral pivot shift, useful in the identification of anterolateral rotational instability, or ALRI. The pivot-shift is not a mechanism of injury (although it is often referred to as such), but rather it refers to an abnormal motion pattern of the knee that occurs during stress testing characterized by anterior subluxation of the lateral tibial plateau on the femoral condyle as the knee approaches extension and by spontaneous reduction of the subluxation during knee flexion. A classic result of ALRI is a Segond fracture occurring in persons with a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Injury to the medial supporting structures can result from several mechanisms although two dominate: straight valgus (one-plane medial) instability and anteromedial rotary instability (AMRI).19
Straight valgus instability is commonly the result of an external force applied to the lateral aspect of the knee. A typical clinical scenario is a football player who is struck by another player just above the level of the knee. Non-contact injuries can also occur, as in the case of snow ploughing while skiing. In either scenario, a valgus position of the knee occurs, resulting in a shift of the contact point from the central region of the knee to the lateral femorotibial compartment (Figure 10).
At the site of contact in the lateral compartment, compressive or shear forces, or both types of force, produce injuries to the meniscus, cartilage, subchondral bone plate, subjacent trabeculae, or combinations of these. All structures that are located medial to the site of contact are subjected to abnormal tensile force. The key restraints to valgus motion are the medial supporting structures and the ACL, both of which are subjected to these abnormal tensile forces. The medial supporting structures are located far away from the contact point and enjoy a large moment arm; they are the most effective, or primary, restraints to valgus force, whereas the ACL has a shorter moment arm and, hence, serves as a secondary restraint (Figure 11).14
Tensile force on the medial aspect of the knee produces some combination of injury to the medial supporting structures, including the TCL, deep medial capsular ligament, POL, and medial portion of the posterior capsule (Figure 12).
The ACL may also be injured, although some epidemiological studies have shown that combined ACL/TCL injuries are relatively less common than isolated injuries (Figure 13).20,21 Compressive force on the lateral aspect of the knee relates to the contact of the lateral femoral condyle and lateral tibial plateau, producing an internal force that may result in a lateral meniscus tear (e.g., longitudinal vertical tear) and/or a chondral or osteochondral injury within the lateral femorotibial compartment. The resulting bone injuries in the lateral femorotibial compartment, whether they reflect a bone contusion (i.e., bruise), osteochondral fracture, or subchondral fracture, are intimate at the time of impact and remain intimate at the time of MR imaging, serving as injury footprints that are very useful in identifying this mechanism of injury. In those cases of a valgus injury related to an inciting external force, a second footprint, typically a bone contusion or fracture in the lateral aspect of the knee, is often found resulting from this external, or environmental, force.
AMRI results from valgus and external rotational forces applied to the flexed knee (Figure 14).19 These forces create excessive widening of the medial joint space with simultaneous anteromedial rotatory subluxation of the medial aspect of the tibia about the intact posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).22
There is resultant injury to the TCL, deep medial capsular ligament, POL, and ACL. The rotational component of the injury leads to internal impaction of the femur and tibia, producing bone injury footprints that are contiguous at the time of impact but noncontiguous at the time of MR imaging when the knee is generally no longer rotated or, at the very least, less rotated. In patients with combined ACL/TCL injuries, bone contusions are most commonly seen at the anterolateral femur and posterolateral tibia (Figure 15).19,23 If there is also a concurrent medial meniscal tear, the combination of findings (tears of the medial supporting structures, ACL, and medial meniscus) is known as O’Donoghue’s unhappy triad. More complex injuries have also been described, including a tetrad lesion (triad lesion and additional injury to the MPFL) and pentad lesion (tetrad lesion and additional injury to the lateral meniscus or popliteomeniscal fascicles).
Grades of Injury
While injuries to the medial supporting structures are often divided into three grades based on clinical observations, including the results of stress testing, there is variation in the MR imaging criteria used for grading the extent of injuries to these structures. For example, in a grading scheme that includes both the TCL and the deep medial capsular ligament, a grade 2 injury would indicate complete disruption of the TCL but with an intact deep medial capsular ligament. A grade 3 injury in this scheme would reflect disruption of both the deep medial capsular ligament and TCL, and studies seem to suggest good correlation between MRI grading and instrumented laxity tests.24 Alternatively, TCL disruption can be classified by its site of injury (e.g. type 2 injury reflects disruption of the TCL at its tibial insertion).25 Although many radiologists refer to grade 1 injuries in the presence of soft tissue edema paralleling the TCL, grade 2 injuries in the presence of periligamentous edema and areas of ligamentous attenuation with focal or segmental areas of ligament thickening, and grade 3 injuries when confronted with complete loss of continuity of ligamentous fibers with or without capsular involvement (Figure 16), the classic three-grade scheme is better applied to the clinical assessment and not the MR imaging assessment of the medial supporting structures.
Clinically, medial knee injuries are primarily classified by the amount of gapping present within the medial femorotibial compartment during applied valgus stress. The American Medical Association Standard Nomenclature of Athletic Injuries is the most commonly used system for establishing the grade of medial knee injury. In this classification scheme, an isolated grade 1 injury presents with localized tenderness but no gapping of the medial compartment. A grade 2 injury corresponds with partial tearing of the TCL that results in gapping of the medial compartment, though with a firm endpoint. A grade 3 injury reflects a complete tear of the TCL with no defined endpoint.26 Valgus stress radiographs are a useful adjunct to clinical assessment and are typically performed at 20 degrees of knee flexion with comparison made to the contralateral normal knee. One in vitro biomechanical study showed 3.2 mm of medial compartment gapping in grade 3 injury of the TCL and 9.8 mm of medial compartment gapping with complete sectioning of the TCL, POL and deep medial capsular ligament.15
The medial supporting structures are best evaluated on coronal and axial MR images. Tears of the TCL most commonly involve its proximal or middle portion.27 Tears are accompanied by edema superficial to the ligament, altered intraligamentous signal, ligament surface irregularity or caliber change, and/or ligamentous discontinuity or retraction, findings that are dependent on the magnitude of the injury. Tears of the TCL may result in entrapment of the ligament within the joint, deep to the anterior arm of the semimembranosus tendon, deep to the meniscotibial ligament, or superficial to the pes anserinus tendons (i.e., Stener-like lesion of the TCL) (Figure 17). High-grade injuries involving the TCL and deep medial capsular ligament may be associated with superior or inferior displacement of the medial meniscus (e.g., distal tear resulting in superior meniscal displacement). Edema near the distal attachment of the TCL should be inspected carefully, as distal TCL injuries may simulate pes anserine bursitis. Additional causes of medial periligamentous edema include fluid leakage from a nearby bursa or popliteal cyst.
In general, an avulsive injury at the site of osseous attachment of a ligament leads to little or no marrow edema in MR images, although there are exceptions to this rule based upon the precise anatomic characteristics of the attachment site. There are two patterns of ligament attachment to bone: 1) a direct attachment at which the ligament fibers extend into bone at right angles; and 2) an indirect attachment at which the ligament has obliquely oriented fibers. As one example, the deep medial meniscofemoral ligament has a direct attachment to the femur, and it is not uncommon to see extensive marrow edema at this attachment site related to an avulsion injury. Conversely, the TCL has an indirect attachment to the tibia, such that marrow edema at this attachment site is infrequent following an avulsion injury (Figure 18).
Chronic injuries of the TCL may be accompanied by intraligamentous or periligamentous calcification and ossification, known as Pellegrini-Stieda disease (Figure 19). Although initially thought to form within the injured TCL itself, these calcifications are often seen proximal to the femoral attachment of the TCL. This latter finding may reflect injury to the adjacent adductor magnus tendon insertion or periosteal stripping of the distal femoral metaphysis.28 Another cause of calcification within or about the medial supporting structures is idiopathic calcium hydroxyapatite crystal deposition.
In the immature skeleton, physeal injuries about the knee may result from the same valgus mechanism that leads to ligamentous disruption in adults. Because the central portion of the distal femoral physis is normally the first to fuse (at about the age of 14-17 years), a medial physeal fracture with or without epiphyseal involvement of the distal portion of the femur is one example of a “TCL-equivalent injury,” an injury that is similar to a juvenile Tillaux fracture of the lateral portion of the distal tibial physis. Entrapment of portions of the nearby periosteal membrane or medial supporting structures (Figure 20) is a known complication of an injured and widened distal femoral or proximal tibial physis.
Injuries of the TCL may or may not be associated with tears of the deep medial capsular ligament. A reverse Segond fracture has been described, which represents an avulsion fracture at the tibial attachment of the deep medial capsular ligament. This can be associated with PCL and medial meniscal tears.29
Injuries of the TCL can propagate both anteriorly or posteriorly to involve the anterior (e.g. MPFL) or posterior portions of the medial supporting structures. Injury of the POL often presents with meniscocapsular edema superficial to the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Injuries to the semimembranosus tendon and tendon of the medial head of gastrocnemius muscle usually produce characteristic findings with MR imaging.
In general, acute isolated grade 1 and 2 medial knee injuries are treated nonoperatively. Acute grade 3 medial knee injuries with or without an accompanying ACL tear are also usually managed with a nonoperative rehabilitation protocol. When combined with an ACL tear, a grade 3 medial knee injury may require 5 to 7 weeks of rehabilitation prior to ACL reconstruction. Surgical treatment of acute grade 3 medial knee injuries is typically reserved for patients with multiligamentous injuries or knee dislocations. In patients with chronic grade 3 medial knee injuries, surgery is performed in the setting of rotatory and/or side-to-side instability. In severe acute and chronic medial knee injuries, reconstruction of both divisions of the TCL and the POL is preferred.1,26
Knowledge of the anatomy and biomechanics of the medial supporting structures of the knee is essential to a complete understanding of those mechanisms that are responsible for injuries to these structures. Two of the most important of these mechanisms are straight valgus instability and anterolateral rotational instability (AMRI). Resulting alterations within and about the ligaments themselves and in cartilage, bone, and menisci produce the characteristic footprints that are often clearly visible in MR images.
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- Warren LF, Marshall JL. The supporting structures and layers on the medial side of the knee: an anatomical analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1979;61(1):56-62. ↩
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- De Maeseneer M, Shahabpour M, Van Roy F, et al. MR imaging of the medial collateral ligament bursa: findings in patients and anatomic data derived from cadavers. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2001;177(4):911-917. ↩
- Lundquist RB, Matcuk GR, Jr., Schein AJ, et al. Posteromedial Corner of the Knee: The Neglected Corner. Radiographics. 2015;35(4):1123-1137. ↩
- Beltran J, Matityahu A, Hwang K, et al. The distal semimembranosus complex: normal MR anatomy, variants, biomechanics and pathology. Skeletal Radiol. 2003;32(8):435-445. ↩
- Hennigan SP, Schneck CD, Mesgarzadeh M, Clancy M. The semimembranosus-tibial collateral ligament bursa. Anatomical study and magnetic resonance imaging. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1994;76(9):1322-1327. ↩
- Wijdicks CA, Ewart DT, Nuckley DJ, Johansen S, Engebretsen L, Laprade RF. Structural properties of the primary medial knee ligaments. Am J Sports Med. 2010;38(8):1638-1646. ↩
- LaPrade MD, Kennedy MI, Wijdicks CA, LaPrade RF. Anatomy and biomechanics of the medial side of the knee and their surgical implications. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2015;23(2):63-70. ↩
- Halewood C, Amis AA. Clinically relevant biomechanics of the knee capsule and ligaments. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015;23(10):2789-2796. ↩
- Griffith CJ, LaPrade RF, Johansen S, Armitage B, Wijdicks C, Engebretsen L. Medial knee injury: Part 1, static function of the individual components of the main medial knee structures. Am J Sports Med. 2009;37(9):1762-1770. ↩
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- Hughston JC. The importance of the posterior oblique ligament in repairs of acute tears of the medial ligaments in knees with and without an associated rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. Results of long-term follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1994;76(9):1328-1344. ↩
- Chung CB, Lektrakul N, Resnick D. Straight and rotational instability patterns of the knee: concepts and magnetic resonance imaging. Radiol Clin North Am. 2002;40(2):203-216. ↩
- LaPrade RF, Wentorf FA, Fritts H, Gundry C, Hightower CD. A prospective magnetic resonance imaging study of the incidence of posterolateral and multiple ligament injuries in acute knee injuries presenting with a hemarthrosis. Arthroscopy. 2007;23(12):1341-1347. ↩
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- Hughston JC, Andrews JR, Cross MJ, Moschi A. Classification of knee ligament instabilities. Part I. The medial compartment and cruciate ligaments. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1976;58(2):159-172. ↩
- Halinen J, Koivikko M, Lindahl J, Hirvensalo E. The efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging in acute multi-ligament injuries. Int Orthop. 2009;33(6):1733-1738. ↩
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- Nakamura N, Horibe S, Toritsuka Y, Mitsuoka T, Yoshikawa H, Shino K. Acute grade III medial collateral ligament injury of the knee associated with anterior cruciate ligament tear. The usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging in determining a treatment regimen. Am J Sports Med. 2003;31(2):261-267. ↩
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- McAnally JL, Southam SL, Mlady GW. New thoughts on the origin of Pellegrini-Stieda: the association of PCL injury and medial femoral epicondylar periosteal stripping. Skeletal Radiol. 2009;38(2):193-198. ↩
- Escobedo EM, Mills WJ, Hunter JC. The “reverse Segond” fracture: association with a tear of the posterior cruciate ligament and medial meniscus. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2002;178(4):979-983. ↩