Horizontal tear of the medial meniscus

Case contributed by Dr Sameh Saied Ali


History of trauma while playing football. Knee pain, restricted range of movement & positive Mcmurray test.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years old
Gender: Male

A thick band of abnormal high signal intensity in the PDFS and FFE images is seen traversing the posterior horn of the medial meniscus in the horizontal plane, reaching the meniscal root medially and the menisco-capsular attachment laterally as well as interrupting the superior surface of the meniscus. 

Case Discussion

The case shows the typical appearance of the most common meniscal tear pattern, the horizontal tear with abnormal signal band lies parallel to the tibial plateau and separates the meniscus into upper and lower parts. 

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Case information

rID: 52756
Published: 20th Apr 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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