Meniscal fraying

Meniscal fraying is a term given to an irregular edge of the meniscus (often of the thinner inner edge) without discrete tearing.

Radiographic features


The free edge may demonstrate loss of its sharp tapered central edge, and the posterior root ligaments may show subtle, ill-defined, horizontally oriented increased intrameniscal signal intensity contacting the articular surface 1.

Knee pathology

The knee is a complex synovial joint that can be affected by a range of pathologies:

Article information

rID: 40988
Tag: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Frayed meniscus
  • Fraying of meniscus

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