Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 19, Issue 11, pp 1830–1833 | Cite as

An intraarticular fibroma of the tendon sheath in the knee joint

  • Raghuraj Kundangar
  • Vivek Pandey
  • Kiran K. V. Acharya
  • P. Sripathi Rao
  • Lakshmi Rao


Fibromas that usually occur in the tendon sheaths of the wrist and hand are extremely rare in intra-articular locations. Only five such cases in the knee joint have been reported so far. This is a case report of an intra-articular fibroma of the tendon sheath of the knee joint arising adjacent to posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a well-defined intra-articular lesion in the region of the intercondylar notch of the femur behind the PCL. The mass was excised by arthrotomy. Histopathological study confirmed the diagnosis.

Level of evidence IV.


Fibroma Intraarticular Knee joint 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raghuraj Kundangar
    • 1
  • Vivek Pandey
    • 1
  • Kiran K. V. Acharya
    • 1
  • P. Sripathi Rao
    • 1
  • Lakshmi Rao
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsKasturba Medical CollegeManipalIndia
  2. 2.Department of PathologyKasturba Medical CollegeManipalIndia

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