Cyclops lesion

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Lawson


Knee pain after ACL reconstruction

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male

ACL reconstruction demonstrated with secondary ligamentization of the graft.

Prominent scarring anterior to the ACL graft projecting into the inferior aspect of Hoffa's fat pad. This measures 2.7 x 1.5 x 2.1 cm in size.

Also notice the swelling of patellar articular cartilage (chondromalacia patella

Case Discussion

Post operative scarring related to ACL repair which compatible with cyclops lesion (also known as localized anterior arthrofibrosis).

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Case information

rID: 25976
Published: 20th Nov 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Tag: knee
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