Medial meniscal root tear
Recent trauma. Now medial knee pain. ? medial mensical tear.
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Tear at the junction of the posterior horn medial meniscus and its attachment of the tibial eminence. This is known as the meniscal root.
These tears are unusual and occur either as an acute injury in young patients or as a degenerative process in older patients. As the meniscus is reasonably well vascularised at the root, surgical repair is recommended in younger patients. In older patients with degeneration there is often associated chondral damage thus repair is more problematic and can fail.