Bucket handle tear - medial meniscus

Case contributed by Bahman Rasuli
Diagnosis certain


Previous twisting injury.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

A large bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus is present with the bulk of the meniscus located laterally, adjacent to the cruciate ligaments

Radial tear along with lateral meniscus body

Fibers discontinuity along the course of ACL related to a chronic tear

PCL buckling

Minimal joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Bucket-handle meniscal tears are a type of displaced longitudinal meniscal tear where the inner part is displaced centrally. It more commonly occurs in the medial meniscus and is often associated with an anterior cruciate ligament tear.

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