A type III lesion is a bucket-handle tear
of the superior labrum with the remaining labrum and biceps anchor firmly attached.
Stone added, "This week, we also used the collagen meniscus implant as a growth factor carrier for platelet-rich plasma to augment the body's ability to regenerate tissue in a chronic bucket-handle tear in a young athlete.
It is also a great augmentation device for difficult-to-repair meniscus tears, such as bucket-handle tears and horizontal cleavage tears with missing volume.
Nathan had what is termed a bucket-handle tear
in the meniscus cartilage," explained Martin.
A coronal T1-weighted image showed the bucket-handle tear with the main portion of the medial meniscus seen as a truncated wedge (Figure 4).
Bucket-handle tear (BHT) of the medial meniscus accompanying an ACL rupture
MR imaging of displaced bucket-handle tear of the medial meniscus.
Sagittal MR images of the knee: A low-signal band parallel to the posterior cruciate ligament caused by a displaced bucket-handle tear.
Bucket-handle tears are usually precipitated by trauma, and up to 40% are associated with an ACL injury, as seen in Figure 1.
Bucket-handle tears of the medial and lateral menisci of the knee: Value of MR imaging in detecting displaced fragments.
The absent bow tie sign in bucket-handle tears of the menisci in the knee.
A mechanical block to full extension can indicate a displaced bucket-handle tear
of the medial meniscus, or a painful ACL stump displaced anteriorly.