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Meniscal root tear (annotated MRI)

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta


Knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

Edema seen at medial meniscal attachment anterior to PCL. The next section shows a "ghost meniscus"(red arrow) in posterior horn with an anteriorly displaced fragment (blue arrow)

Case Discussion

Avulsions or tears of the meniscal root are uncommon, occurring in 2.2-9.8% of patients undergoing MRI of the knee. It is important to recognize these as the incidence of secondary osteoarthritis is high.

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Case information

rID: 17258
Published: 30th Mar 2012
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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