Medial meniscus posterior root tear

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

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Yoga related twisting injury.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female
  • Complete radial tear of the medial meniscus at the posterior root. Induration and oedema of the loose connective tissue lying behind the posterior horn of the medial meniscus and low grade tearing of the posteromedial capsule.
  • Moderate grade chondromalacia of the hyaline cartilage over the lateral patellar facet (ICRS Grade 2a). 

Case Discussion

Complete radial tear of the medial meniscus at the posterior root. This is type of meniscal tear is commonly missed and the posterior root attachments are hence a good check area on knee MRI studies. This patient also has lateral patella facet chondromalacia. 

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Case information

rID: 44395
Case created: 19th Apr 2016
Last edited: 28th Apr 2016
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