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Meniscal Radial Tear
Andrew Sonin, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Radial tear (RT)
              • Definitions

                • Vertical meniscus tear oriented perpendicular to long axis of meniscus

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Akatsu Y et al: Accuracy of high-resolution ultrasound in the detection of meniscal tears and determination of the visible area of menisci. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 97(10):799-806, 2015
                                      2. Branch EA et al: Biomechanical comparison of arthroscopic repair constructs for radial tears of the meniscus. Am J Sports Med. 43(9):2270-6, 2015
                                      3. Forkel P et al: Different patterns of lateral meniscus root tears in ACL injuries: application of a differentiated classification system. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 23(1):112-8, 2015
                                      4. LaPrade CM et al: Meniscal root tears: a classification system based on tear morphology. Am J Sports Med. 43(2):363-9, 2015
                                      5. Takahashi K et al: Medial meniscal posterior root/horn radial tears correlate with cartilage degeneration detected by T1ρ relaxation mapping. Eur J Radiol. 84(6):1098-104, 2015
                                      6. Bhatia S et al: Meniscal root tears: significance, diagnosis, and treatment. Am J Sports Med. 42(12):3016-30, 2014
                                      7. LaPrade CM et al: Altered tibiofemoral contact mechanics due to lateral meniscus posterior horn root avulsions and radial tears can be restored with in situ pull-out suture repairs. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 96(6):471-9, 2014
                                      8. Lee DW et al: Medial meniscus posterior root tear: a comprehensive review. Knee Surg Relat Res. 26(3):125-34, 2014
                                      9. Petersen W et al: Posterior root tear of the medial and lateral meniscus. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 134(2):237-55, 2014
                                      10. Song HS et al: Repair of a radial tear in the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus. Knee. 21(6):1185-90, 2014
                                      11. Davis KW et al: Magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopic appearance of the menisci of the knee. Clin Sports Med. 32(3):449-75, 2013
                                      12. Lim D et al: Fat-suppressed volume isotropic turbo spin echo acquisition (VISTA) MR imaging in evaluating radial and root tears of the meniscus: focusing on reader-defined axial reconstruction. Eur J Radiol. 82(12):2296-302, 2013
                                      13. Ra HJ et al: Arthroscopic inside-out repair of complete radial tears of the meniscus with a fibrin clot. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 21(9):2126-30, 2013
                                      14. Shieh A et al: Meniscus tear patterns in relation to skeletal immaturity: children versus adolescents. Am J Sports Med. 41(12):2779-83, 2013
                                      15. Choi SH et al: The MRI findings of meniscal root tear of the medial meniscus: emphasis on coronal, sagittal and axial images. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 20(10):2098-2103, 2012
                                      16. Ode GE et al: Effects of serial sectioning and repair of radial tears in the lateral meniscus. Am J Sports Med. 40(8):1863-70, 2012
                                      17. Vyas D et al: Meniscus root repair. Sports Med Arthrosc. 20(2):86-94, 2012
                                      18. Choi CJ et al: Characteristics of radial tears in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus compared to horizontal tears. Clin Orthop Surg. 3(2):128-32, 2011
                                      19. Anderson L et al: Repair of radial tears and posterior horn detachments of the lateral meniscus: minimum 2-year follow-up. Arthroscopy. 26(12):1625-32, 2010
                                      20. Bedi A et al: Dynamic contact mechanics of the medial meniscus as a function of radial tear, repair, and partial meniscectomy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 92(6):1398-408, 2010
                                      21. Choi CJ et al: Magnetic resonance imaging evidence of meniscal extrusion in medial meniscus posterior root tear. Arthroscopy. 26(12):1602-6, 2010
                                      22. Choi NH et al: Meniscal repair for radial tears of the midbody of the lateral meniscus. Am J Sports Med. 38(12):2472-6, 2010
                                      23. Jones C et al: Repair of the posterior root of the medial meniscus. Knee. 17(1):77-80, 2010
                                      24. Kim YJ et al: Posterior root tear of the medial meniscus in multiple knee ligament injuries. Knee. 17(5):324-8, 2010
                                      25. De Smet AA et al: MR diagnosis of posterior root tears of the lateral meniscus using arthroscopy as the reference standard. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(2):480-6, 2009
                                      26. Koenig JH et al: Meniscal root tears: diagnosis and treatment. Arthroscopy. 25(9):1025-32, 2009
                                      27. Rubinstein RA Jr et al: Posterior medial meniscus detachment: a unique type of medial meniscal tear. J Knee Surg. 22(4):339-45, 2009
                                      28. Allaire R et al: Biomechanical consequences of a tear of the posterior root of the medial meniscus. Similar to total meniscectomy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 90(9):1922-31, 2008
                                      29. Haklar U et al: Arthroscopic repair of radial lateral meniscus [corrected] tear by double horizontal sutures with inside-outside technique. Knee. 15(5):355-9, 2008
                                      30. Lee YG et al: Magnetic resonance imaging findings of surgically proven medial meniscus root tear: tear configuration and associated knee abnormalities. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 32(3):452-7, 2008
                                      31. Magee T: MR findings of meniscal extrusion correlated with arthroscopy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 28(2):466-70, 2008
                                      32. Ozkoc G et al: Radial tears in the root of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 16(9):849-54, 2008
                                      33. Yoo JC et al: Suturing complete radial tears of the lateral meniscus. Arthroscopy. 23(11):1249, 2007
                                      34. Brody JM et al: Lateral meniscus root tear and meniscus extrusion with anterior cruciate ligament tear. Radiology. 239(3):805-10, 2006
                                      35. Terzidis IP et al: Meniscal tear characteristics in young athletes with a stable knee: arthroscopic evaluation. Am J Sports Med. 34(7):1170-5, 2006
                                      36. Harper KW et al: Radial meniscal tears: significance, incidence, and MR appearance. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 185(6):1429-34, 2005
                                      37. Bin SI et al: Radial tears of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Arthroscopy. 20(4):373-8, 2004
                                      38. Costa CR et al: Medial meniscus extrusion on knee MRI: is extent associated with severity of degeneration or type of tear? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 183(1):17-23, 2004
                                      39. Kidron A et al: Radial tears associated with cleavage tears of the medial meniscus in athletes. Arthroscopy. 18(3):254-6, 2002
                                      40. Magee T et al: MR accuracy and arthroscopic incidence of meniscal radial tears. Skeletal Radiol. 31(12):686-9, 2002
                                      41. Tuckman GA et al: Radial tears of the menisci: MR findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 163(2):395-400, 1994
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Radial tear (RT)
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Vertical meniscus tear oriented perpendicular to long axis of meniscus

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • MR Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Akatsu Y et al: Accuracy of high-resolution ultrasound in the detection of meniscal tears and determination of the visible area of menisci. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 97(10):799-806, 2015
                                                                          2. Branch EA et al: Biomechanical comparison of arthroscopic repair constructs for radial tears of the meniscus. Am J Sports Med. 43(9):2270-6, 2015
                                                                          3. Forkel P et al: Different patterns of lateral meniscus root tears in ACL injuries: application of a differentiated classification system. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 23(1):112-8, 2015
                                                                          4. LaPrade CM et al: Meniscal root tears: a classification system based on tear morphology. Am J Sports Med. 43(2):363-9, 2015
                                                                          5. Takahashi K et al: Medial meniscal posterior root/horn radial tears correlate with cartilage degeneration detected by T1ρ relaxation mapping. Eur J Radiol. 84(6):1098-104, 2015
                                                                          6. Bhatia S et al: Meniscal root tears: significance, diagnosis, and treatment. Am J Sports Med. 42(12):3016-30, 2014
                                                                          7. LaPrade CM et al: Altered tibiofemoral contact mechanics due to lateral meniscus posterior horn root avulsions and radial tears can be restored with in situ pull-out suture repairs. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 96(6):471-9, 2014
                                                                          8. Lee DW et al: Medial meniscus posterior root tear: a comprehensive review. Knee Surg Relat Res. 26(3):125-34, 2014
                                                                          9. Petersen W et al: Posterior root tear of the medial and lateral meniscus. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 134(2):237-55, 2014
                                                                          10. Song HS et al: Repair of a radial tear in the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus. Knee. 21(6):1185-90, 2014
                                                                          11. Davis KW et al: Magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopic appearance of the menisci of the knee. Clin Sports Med. 32(3):449-75, 2013
                                                                          12. Lim D et al: Fat-suppressed volume isotropic turbo spin echo acquisition (VISTA) MR imaging in evaluating radial and root tears of the meniscus: focusing on reader-defined axial reconstruction. Eur J Radiol. 82(12):2296-302, 2013
                                                                          13. Ra HJ et al: Arthroscopic inside-out repair of complete radial tears of the meniscus with a fibrin clot. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 21(9):2126-30, 2013
                                                                          14. Shieh A et al: Meniscus tear patterns in relation to skeletal immaturity: children versus adolescents. Am J Sports Med. 41(12):2779-83, 2013
                                                                          15. Choi SH et al: The MRI findings of meniscal root tear of the medial meniscus: emphasis on coronal, sagittal and axial images. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 20(10):2098-2103, 2012
                                                                          16. Ode GE et al: Effects of serial sectioning and repair of radial tears in the lateral meniscus. Am J Sports Med. 40(8):1863-70, 2012
                                                                          17. Vyas D et al: Meniscus root repair. Sports Med Arthrosc. 20(2):86-94, 2012
                                                                          18. Choi CJ et al: Characteristics of radial tears in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus compared to horizontal tears. Clin Orthop Surg. 3(2):128-32, 2011
                                                                          19. Anderson L et al: Repair of radial tears and posterior horn detachments of the lateral meniscus: minimum 2-year follow-up. Arthroscopy. 26(12):1625-32, 2010
                                                                          20. Bedi A et al: Dynamic contact mechanics of the medial meniscus as a function of radial tear, repair, and partial meniscectomy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 92(6):1398-408, 2010
                                                                          21. Choi CJ et al: Magnetic resonance imaging evidence of meniscal extrusion in medial meniscus posterior root tear. Arthroscopy. 26(12):1602-6, 2010
                                                                          22. Choi NH et al: Meniscal repair for radial tears of the midbody of the lateral meniscus. Am J Sports Med. 38(12):2472-6, 2010
                                                                          23. Jones C et al: Repair of the posterior root of the medial meniscus. Knee. 17(1):77-80, 2010
                                                                          24. Kim YJ et al: Posterior root tear of the medial meniscus in multiple knee ligament injuries. Knee. 17(5):324-8, 2010
                                                                          25. De Smet AA et al: MR diagnosis of posterior root tears of the lateral meniscus using arthroscopy as the reference standard. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(2):480-6, 2009
                                                                          26. Koenig JH et al: Meniscal root tears: diagnosis and treatment. Arthroscopy. 25(9):1025-32, 2009
                                                                          27. Rubinstein RA Jr et al: Posterior medial meniscus detachment: a unique type of medial meniscal tear. J Knee Surg. 22(4):339-45, 2009
                                                                          28. Allaire R et al: Biomechanical consequences of a tear of the posterior root of the medial meniscus. Similar to total meniscectomy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 90(9):1922-31, 2008
                                                                          29. Haklar U et al: Arthroscopic repair of radial lateral meniscus [corrected] tear by double horizontal sutures with inside-outside technique. Knee. 15(5):355-9, 2008
                                                                          30. Lee YG et al: Magnetic resonance imaging findings of surgically proven medial meniscus root tear: tear configuration and associated knee abnormalities. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 32(3):452-7, 2008
                                                                          31. Magee T: MR findings of meniscal extrusion correlated with arthroscopy. J Magn Reson Imaging. 28(2):466-70, 2008
                                                                          32. Ozkoc G et al: Radial tears in the root of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 16(9):849-54, 2008
                                                                          33. Yoo JC et al: Suturing complete radial tears of the lateral meniscus. Arthroscopy. 23(11):1249, 2007
                                                                          34. Brody JM et al: Lateral meniscus root tear and meniscus extrusion with anterior cruciate ligament tear. Radiology. 239(3):805-10, 2006
                                                                          35. Terzidis IP et al: Meniscal tear characteristics in young athletes with a stable knee: arthroscopic evaluation. Am J Sports Med. 34(7):1170-5, 2006
                                                                          36. Harper KW et al: Radial meniscal tears: significance, incidence, and MR appearance. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 185(6):1429-34, 2005
                                                                          37. Bin SI et al: Radial tears of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Arthroscopy. 20(4):373-8, 2004
                                                                          38. Costa CR et al: Medial meniscus extrusion on knee MRI: is extent associated with severity of degeneration or type of tear? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 183(1):17-23, 2004
                                                                          39. Kidron A et al: Radial tears associated with cleavage tears of the medial meniscus in athletes. Arthroscopy. 18(3):254-6, 2002
                                                                          40. Magee T et al: MR accuracy and arthroscopic incidence of meniscal radial tears. Skeletal Radiol. 31(12):686-9, 2002
                                                                          41. Tuckman GA et al: Radial tears of the menisci: MR findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 163(2):395-400, 1994