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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“Bucket handle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bucket%20handle. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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