Bucket handle meniscal tear

Case contributed by Dr Mohammed Harraz MD


Knee pain after trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Bucket handle tear of the posterior horn medial meniscus flips towards the centre of the joint so that the displaced fragment comes to lie anteroinferior to the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) mimicking a second smaller PCL (double PCL sign).

Mild joint effusion

Case Discussion

Bucket handle tears are one of many types of meniscal tears. 

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Case information

rID: 54004
Case created: 18th Jun 2017
Last edited: 16th Oct 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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