J Korean Knee Soc.  1998 Jun;10(1):130-134.

Fabella Impingement Syndrome: 1 Case

Abstract

The fabella, which means little bean is a sesamoid bone located in the lteral head of the gastrocnemius muscle. It has been estimated from radiographic studies, that fabella presents in 11.5%-12.9% of adult knees, and bilaterally in more than 50% of the adult population. The salient features of the fabellar syndrome includes intermittent pain in the posterolateral region, accentuated by knee extension and localized tendemess caused by compression against the femoral condyle. We experienced a case of fabella impingement syndrome which includes symptom of intermittent pain in the posterolateral region, intermittent locking and limitation of knee motion, gd report with review of literatures where it has not ever been introduced.

Keyword

Fabella; Fabella Impingement Syndrome

MeSH Terms

Adult
Head
Humans
Knee
Muscle, Skeletal
Sesamoid Bones
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