Meniscal maceration

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 14 Oct 2019

Meniscal maceration is a finding sometimes used on MRI imaging to describe wasting away of the meniscus or cause to become soft or separated into constituent elements. It is often used with chronic degenerative conditions although some authors also propose this term in the setting of a tear (macerated tear2. On imaging, it is often seen as meniscal loss with destruction of expected architecture.

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