Parrot beak lateral mensicus tear and bucket handle medial mensicus tear

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Knee pain and locking.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

ACL appears chronically torn from its proximal attachment. Vertical tear of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus which begins at the inner free edge and moves through the meniscus with "marching cleft" sign on sagittal images indicating parrot beak type flap tear. The medial meniscus body and posterior horn are truncated with a large bucket-handle tear flipped into the intercondylar region. Early medial tibiofemoral cartilage degeneration. 

Case Discussion

Lateral meniscus posterior horn parrot beak tear and medial meniscus bucket handle tear. 

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Case information

rID: 62521
Published: 26th Aug 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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