Bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus

Case contributed by Dr Aws Qahtan Hamdi


Right knee joint pain with limited movement after a sports injury

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Annotated MRI IMAGES of knee j

Annotated image

Annotated MR images show bucket handles tear of medial meniscus, with positive double PCL sign, double delta sign. There is a truncated small size of the medial meniscus with an intercondylar displacement of the medial fragment.

There is an associated mild joint effusion.

Case Discussion

A bucket-handle meniscal tear is a type of displaced vertical meniscal tear where the inner part is displaced centrally. It usually involves the medial meniscus of the knee joint.

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