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Massive non-traumatic calcification of the medial collateral ligament of the knee
  1. Themistoklis Vampertzis1,
  2. Filon Agathangelidis2,
  3. Erato Gkouliopoulou2,
  4. Stergios Papastergiou1
  1. 1Orthopaedics Department, Agios Pavlos General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
  2. 2General Hospital of Veria, Veria, Greece
  1. Correspondence to Filon Agathangelidis, fagath{at}

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A woman aged 69 years presented with chronic medial knee pain for the past 12 months. Apart from type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension, there was no medical history of gout, trauma, endocrine or metabolic disorders. Plain radiographs showed a massive well-defined calcification at the medial side of the knee joint (figure 1). The calcification's upper margin was near the origin of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) and the lower edge was at the level of the medial tibial condyle. Further …

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