Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome - Knee Injuries

What is Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome?

Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome is a condition which occurs when a calcium deposit develops on the inner (medial) side of the knee; this deposit is located at the junction where the medial collateral ligament connects to the femur.

Causes of Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome

Patients who develop this condition have often suffered with injuries to the medial collateral ligament.

Symptoms of Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome

Common symptoms of the syndrome include pain above and around the calcified deposit and inflammation; movement may also be restricted.

Treatment for Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome

Initial treatment will usually involve a combination of rest, ice packs and anti-inflammatory medication. In some cases, steroid injections may be used to reduce swelling.

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