Bucket handle tear of the lateral meniscus

Case contributed by Dr Ahmed Abdrabou


Knee trauma and twisting 1 month ago followed by pain, knee locking and limitation of movement

Patient Data

Age: 28 years old
Gender: Female

Bucket handle tear of the lateral meniscus with displacement of the meniscal fragment medially to the intercondylar notch which is responsible for locking of the knee

Case Discussion

A bucket handle tear is a displaced longitudinal tear, which more commonly affects the medial meniscus unlike this case where the lateral meniscus is affected. 

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Case information

rID: 52674
Case created: 16th Apr 2017
Last edited: 8th Mar 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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