Meniscal maceration

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

Meniscal maceration is a finding sometimes used on MRI imaging to describe wasting away of the meniscus or cause to become soft or separated into constituent elements. It is often used with chronic degenerative conditions although some authors also propose this term in the setting of a tear (macerated tear2. On imaging, it is often seen as meniscal loss with destruction of expected architecture.

Knee pathology

The knee is a complex synovial joint that can be affected by a range of pathologies:

Article information

rID: 70702
Tag: stub, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Macerated meniscus
  • Maceration of meniscus

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