Types of Meniscal Tears



- Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear
- Horizontal Tear
- Longitudinal Tear
- Posterior Horn Tears of Medial Meniscus
- Radial Meniscus Tear

- Flap Tear:
     - one of most commmon meniscal tears and is believed to propagate from either the radial or Bucket Handle Tears;
     - separating the base of this tear is all that is required, and this probably the easiest to remove;

- Oblique Tears:
     - full thickness tears running obliquely from inner edge of meniscus out into the body of the meniscus;
     - if base of tear is posterior, it is referred to posterior oblique tear



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, September 13, 2012 3:25 pm