Anterior cruciate ligament tear, Wrisberg rip and bucket-handle tear of medial meniscus

Case contributed by Dr Magdalena Chmiel-Nowak


Previous twisting injury.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Joint effusion.

Proximal fibers of the anterior cruciate ligament are not identifiable and the course of the distal fibers is horizontal, in keeping with a complete ACL tear.

A longitudinal vertical tear of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus, extending from the attachment of the ligament of Wrisberg anteriorly to the junction of the meniscal posterior horn and body.

A bucket-handle tear of the medial meniscus. 

Additional finding of trochlear dysplasia - Dejour type C, with a prominent lateral facet and a hypoplastic medial facet.

Case Discussion

This case presents a complete ACL tear and injuries which are often associated with this type of injury:

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Case information

rID: 75872
Published: 10th Apr 2020
Last edited: 11th Apr 2020
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