Wrisberg rip

Dr Francis Deng and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Wrisberg rips, also known as zip tears or zipper tears, are longitudinal vertical meniscal tears. They occur at the junction of the ligament of Wrisberg and the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus and are commonly associated with anterior cruciate ligament tears 1

Knee pathology

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

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Article information

rID: 42169
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Zip tear
  • Zipper tear
  • Wrisberg rips

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: Wrisberg rip and medial meniscal bucket handle tear
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