Intraligamentous Calcification of the Medial Collateral Ligament Mimicking Pellegrini-Stieda Syndrome in a Lower-Extremity Amputee


GÖKÇEN N. , KELLE B. , Kozanoglu E.

TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, vol.61, no.1, pp.70-72, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tftrd.2015.91069
  • Title of Journal : TURKIYE FIZIKSEL TIP VE REHABILITASYON DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-72
  • Keywords: Intraligamentous calcification, Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome, postamputation pain, trauma, SYMPTOMATIC CALCIFICATION, DISEASE

Abstract

Soft-tissue calcification is characterized by the accumulation of calcium in damaged collagen fibrils. The pathogenesis of calcium deposition is not fully understood. Inflammatory changes, trauma, and rheumatological diseases have been reported as possible risk factors. Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome (PSS) is post-traumatic calcification or ossification of the medial collateral ligament with a nonspecific etiology. It may occur after trauma or inflammation or it could be idiopathic. Here we present a case of posttraumatic intraligamentous calcification of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) mimicking Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome (PSS) and review the current related literature.