A vertical tear usually refers to a tear of the meniscus which runs vertically from the upper surface to the lower surface.


How the surgeon decides on management.

Types of meniscus tear

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



Vertical Tears of the Lateral Meniscus. Goyal KS et al. Orthop J Sports Med. 2014 Aug; 2(8): 2325967114541237.

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