A horizontal cleavage tear is a degenerative tear of a meniscus, extending into the meniscus substance, and cleaving it horizontally into two parts, like a clam.

Horizontal tear

Seven Symptoms of a Torn Knee Meniscus

eBook offering a short overview of the symptoms associated with meniscus tears.

How the surgeon decides on management.

Meniscal cyst

A horizontal meniscus tear can 'blow out' into a cyst.

Types of meniscus tear

Illustrations of the types of tear one might see in the meniscus.