bucket handle tear


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Related to bucket handle tear: Pott's fracture, bucket handle fracture
A vertical tear of most of the medial meniscus in the knee with displacement of fragment toward notch

bucket handle tear

A longitudinal tear, usually beginning in the middle of a meniscus (cartilage) of the knee.
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bucket handle tear

describes a type of tear of a meniscus (semilunar cartilage) in the knee joint, that extends around the curve of the meniscus.
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The type III lesion (9%) is a bucket handle tear of the superior labrum, with the remaining portions of the labrum and biceps anchor remaining firmly attached.
The star senior forward, who went down with a knee injury in practice last week, was diagnosed with a bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus in her left knee.
Jeremy Ford, representing Mr Stainthorpe at Teesside Crown Court yesterday, said a fall from a ledge in the company's mine left his client with a bucket handle tear to the knee.