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Bilateral Congenital Posterior Cruciate Ligament HypoplasiaA Case Report
Miroslav Z. Milankov, MD, PhD1; Predrag Rasovic, MD1; Natasa Miljkovic, MD, PhD2
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Clinical Center Vojvodina, Medical Faculty, University of Novi Sad, Hajduk Veljkova 1, 21 000 Novi Sad, Serbia. E-mail address for M.Z. Milankov: milankom@eunet.rs. E-mail address for P. Rasovic: rasovicpedja@gmail.com
2 UPMC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Kaufmann Building, Suite 201, 3471 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. E-mail address: avadebejki@yahoo.com
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Investigation performed at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Clinical Center Vojvodina, Medical Faculty, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia



Disclosure: None of the authors received payments or services, either directly or indirectly (i.e., via his or her institution), from a third party in support of any aspect of this work. None of the authors, or their institution(s), have had any financial relationship, in the thirty-six months prior to submission of this work, with any entity in the biomedical arena that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. Also, no author has had any other relationships, or has engaged in any other activities, that could be perceived to influence or have the potential to influence what is written in this work. The complete Disclosures of Potential Conflicts of Interest submitted by authors are always provided with the online version of the article.

Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
JBJS Case Connector, 2013 Jan 09;3(1):e3 1-5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.L.00108
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Congenital aplasia or hypoplasia of the cruciate ligaments is an infrequent condition. The absence of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is extremely rare and is usually associated with other congenital abnormalities of the lower limb such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) agenesis, absence of one or both menisci, and absence or dysplasia of the patella1-7. To the best of our knowledge, only one case of a unilateral PCL absence8 and one case of bilateral PCL hypoplasia9 have been reported in the literature. We present the case of a professional athlete with bilateral congenital PCL hypoplasia without other associated congenital anomalies. The patient was informed that data concerning the case would be submitted for publication, and she provided consent.
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