Meniscal avulsion

Case contributed by Dr M Venkatesh

Presentation

Patient had history of trauma to knee

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

MRI

Superior displacement of lateral meniscus (both anterior and posterior horns), which is separated from the tibial articular surface by fluid indicating meniscal avulsion secondary to disruption of meniscotibial ligaments. There is also fracture and oedema of the lateral tibial plateau.

Case Discussion

The separation of the lateral meniscus from the tibial articular surface leads to a floating meniscus

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