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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