Root tear of medial meniscus

Case contributed by Dr Nafisa Shakir Batta


Osteoarthritis of knee joint with recent fall.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Male

Osteoarthritis of knee joint noted with focal cartilage thinning at under-surface of patella consistent with chondromalacia. The medial meniscus reveals a horizontal tear through the body and posterior horn, outward extrusion, posterior root tear, and partial meniscofemoral separation due to partial tears of its deep fibers. Myotendinous edema at popliteus and femoral attachment of lateral collateral ligament is evident. Small Baker's cyst is seen.

The cruciate ligaments are intact, and lateral meniscus is normal.

Case Discussion

Root tear of medial meniscus with grade 4 chondromalacia patellae and osteoarthritic changes at left knee joint.

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Case information

rID: 47188
Published: 3rd Aug 2016
Last edited: 13th Oct 2019
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