bucket-handle tear

buck·et-han·dle tear

a tear and separation in the central part of a semilunar cartilage with the ends intact that produces a resemblance to the handle of a bucket.

buck·et-han·dle tear

(bŭk'ĕt han'dĕl tār)
1. A tear in the central part of a semilunar cartilage.
2. A tear in one of the menisci of a knee joint, near the rim and following its curvature, which can allow a flap of cartilage to impede movement of the joint.
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Sagittal MR images of the knee: a low-signal band parallel to the posterior cruciate ligament caused by a displaced bucket-handle tear.
Meniscal tears were evaluated for their site (anterior horn, body and posterior horn), plane (inner 1/3rd and outer 2/3rd), grade and configuration (horizontal, longitudinal, radial, root, complex, bucket-handle tears and displaced).
1] A bucket-handle tear is a laceration of the anterior or the posterior lip of the cervix so that it hangs like the handle of a bucket.
The cause of a bucket-handle tear may be an unyielding cervix due to fibrosis or stenosis, leading to pressure being transferred either to the anterior or posterior lip of the cervix.
They did not think that the condition was caused by a displaced bucket-handle tear, because they could not move the duplicated smooth-surfaced menisci.
A type III lesion is a bucket-handle tear of the superior labrum with the remaining labrum and biceps anchor firmly attached.
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).
In this article, we report a rare case of tibial plateau fracture combined with extensive soft tissue injuries, including bucket-handle tears (BHTs) of both the medial meniscus (MM) and the lateral meniscus (LM).
Over time, more bucket-handle tears and complex degenerative tears were seen in his review of intraoperative diagrams and notes.
Friederich, "Measurement of meniscofemoral contact pressure after repair of bucket-handle tears with biodegradable implants," Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, vol.