Morel-Lavallée lesion

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Severe trauma followed by knee swelling and pain

Patient Data

Age: 40 years old
Gender: Male

Two pockets of localized fluid collection within the subcutaneous tissue at the medial and lateral aspect of the knee joint with the medial one being larger in size. They overly the medial and lateral femoral condyles as a bony prominence.

Case Discussion

Degloving injury of the knee may result in separation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue from underlying fascia with accumulation of hemolymphatic collection. The condition is termed Morel-Lavallée lesion.

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Case information

rID: 48554
Published: 13th Oct 2016
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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