Radial tear of lateral meniscus

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Al Khateeb


Previous significant knee trauma (twisting) while playing football. Knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 22 years
Gender: Male

Knee MRI

There is disrupted bow tie appearance of the lateral meniscus on the sagittal planes. This tear runs perpendicular to the long axis of the meniscus. On the coronal images, the lateral meniscus' normal triangular signal misses its tip.

Case Discussion

An isolated lateral mesnicus tear is an uncommon occurrence unless in the setting of trauma.

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Case information

rID: 43341
Published: 7th Mar 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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