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Bucket-handle tear

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Al Khateeb


Recent knee injury, unknown mechanism. Complaining of pain and locking knee.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Knee joint MRI

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates the double PCL sign due to bucket-handle tear, which usually involve the medial meniscus. This appears on sagittal MRI images of the knee when the displaced torn fragment of the meniscus comes to lie anteroinferior to the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) mimicking a second smaller PCL.

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Case information

rID: 43284
Published: 3rd Mar 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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