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The significance of rarely discussed calcification within knee ligaments is uncertain with previous case reports drawing conclusions about the clinical implications of ligament calcifications based on symptomatic relief following surgical removal. Incidentally discovered and asymptomatic anterior cruciate ligament calcifications raise the possibility that such a finding when encountered in practice may represent a chronic benign condition of little to no clinical significance.






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Incidental Anterior Cruciate Ligament Calcification: Case Report

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The calcification of knee ligaments is a finding noted only in a handful of case reports. The finding of an anterior cruciate ligament calcification has been reported once in the literature. Comparable studies involving the posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and an ossicle within the anterior cruciate ligament are likewise discussed in reports of symptomatic patients. We report a case of incidentally discovered anterior cruciate ligament calcification. We discuss the likely etiology and clinical implications of this finding.






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