Flap tear

A flap tear is a type of meniscal tear which usually comprises of a displaced flap fragment. 

  • horizontal tears can give rise to flap tears, which can be classified as superior or inferior when displaced. Superior flaps arise from the superior surface of the meniscus and inferior flaps from the inferior surface.
  • oblique tears could also give rise to flaps which are mechanical unstable and associated with mechanical symptoms 2

Flap tears occur six to seven times more frequently in the medial meniscus 3

Article information

rID: 66594
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Meniscal flap tears
  • Meniscal flap tear
  • Flap tears

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: annotated images
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  • Case 1: displaced horizontal flap tear
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  • Case 2
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  • Case 3
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  • Case 4
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  • Case 5: inferiorly displaced
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  • Case 6: displaced flap tear of the medial meniscus
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