Bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus

Case contributed by Dr Muhammad Essam


Presenting with left knee pain following trauma

Patient Data

Age: 34
Gender: Male

There is loss of the bow tie configuration of the body of the medial meniscus in the parasagittal images with inward displacement of a torn fragment into the inter-condylar notch lying in front of the posterior cruciate ligament (double cruciate sign). Its posterior horn shows intrasubstance linear band of abnormal high signal intensity reaching the inferior meniscal articular surface

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Case information

rID: 29250
Published: 13th May 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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