Parrot beak tear: medial meniscus

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Al Khateeb


History of significant previous knee trauma and persistent pain and swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 29 years old
Gender: Female

Knee MRI

Radial tear at the anterior horn of the medial meniscus. Associated is a lateral tibial plateau contusion due to recurrent microtrauma / impaction and a moderate effusion.

Case Discussion

Parrot beak tear is the complicated form of the radial tear.

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Case information

rID: 44248
Published: 13th Apr 2016
Last edited: 13th Apr 2016
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