Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Orthopedic Teaching

Leg/Knee Case 2 Diagnosis

Segond Fracture


Diagnosis

The Segond fracture may be diagnosed on standard knee x rays, but the avulsion fragment may be difficult to see. It appears as a small, vertically oriented, avulsed bony fragment involving the lateral aspect of the proximal lateral tibia. The lesion is often diagnosed subsequently by MRI.