A flap tear of the meniscus is a peeling back of part of the one surface of the meniscus.

flap tear of upper surface of meniscus
The flap may be on the upper surface or the undersurface (where it may be missed)


A displaced meniscal tear

These loose flaps may cause intermittent symptoms in the knee. They may also break off and form a 'loose body'.


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Types of meniscal tear -

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