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In sutured bucket handle tears flexion of the knee is from 0[degrees] to 90[degrees] while bearing weight increases compressive and shear loads in the posterior horn of the meniscus by a factor of 4 [18].
Byrne had a scan and, a couple of days later, he went under the knife to have cartilage removed after a bucket handle tear was diagnosed.
But an MRI revealed a bucket handle tear of the medial meniscus, and surgery to remove the medial meniscus would salvage most of Lepley's season.