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 center 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
Published: 29th Jun 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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