handle tearrepresents a long-axis
longitudinal tear of the meniscus (bucket), and displacement of the
attached inner fragment (handle).
these tears involve the medial meniscus, begin with a vertical or oblique posterior horn tear, and
propagate anteriorly and longitudinally.10% of meniscal tears are of a bucket handle configuration.
of the normal Bow-tie
of the peripheral meniscus is noted (sagittal view).
Note: Bucket handle
tears are commonly overlooked, because of the parallel orientation of
the tear on sagittal view, and similarity to the joint space on coronal
view.Specific signs for associated
variants of meniscal bucket handle tears include: