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Table 1 Distribution of meniscus tear patterns

From: Associated tears of the lateral meniscus in anterior cruciate ligament injuries: risk factors for different tear patterns

Group Number (%)
No tear 120 (56)
Minor tear 58 (27)
 Incomplete/complete stable longitudinal tear extending <1 cm in front of the popliteus tendon 45 (21)
 Radial or flap tear involving <75% of the meniscal width 13 (6)
Major tear 37 (17)
 Root tear 22 (10)
 Radial split tear 8 (4)
 Unstable longitudinal/bucket-handle tear 7 (3)
  1. Percentage values were calculated for the total study population.