parrot beak tear

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The most common meniscal tear, a type of radial tear which begins at the free (inner) edge like other radial tears, but then curves into a longitudinal orientation—similar to longitudinal meniscal tears—as the tear extends toward the meniscal periphery. As the tear is traced on sequential MR images, it moves closer to the outer portion of the meniscus and then remains equidistant from the outer meniscal margin on subsequent images, as seen on longitudinal tears

par·rot beak tear

(par'ŏt bēk tār)
An injury to articular cartilage resulting in the separation of a narrow, curved wedge resembling a parrot's beak.
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4] reported five cases of spontaneous recurrent hemarthrosis of the knee in which a degenerative flap tear of the posterior horn of lateral meniscus was revealed with arthroscopic examination.
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It explains the normal LASIK procedure, then details complications like loss of suction, air bubbles in the anterior chamber, buttonholed flaps and vertical gas breakthrough, opaque bubble layer, free flaps, flap tears, incomplete flaps, irregular flaps, epithelial defects, thin and thick flaps, decentered flaps, subconjunctival hemorrhage and bleeding, and the management of postoperative complications, with discussion of etiology, incidence, and prevention.
Among the meniscal injuries the various patterns of tears that we came across were horizontal tears, bucket handle tears, radial tears, flap tears and complex tears.