bucket handle

adjective

Medical Definition of bucket handle

: being an injury of internal body tissue that resembles the shape of the curved handle of a bucket a bucket handle meniscal tear [=a tear of the rim of the meniscus of the knee in which a portion of cartilage is displaced into the center of the joint] a bucket handle intestinal avulsion [=separation of a section of the intestine from the mesentery accompanied by loss of blood supply] a bucket handle fracture [=a fracture at the end of a long bone in the region of the metaphysis that occurs especially from a direct blow]

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