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Table 1 Beale’s classification for meniscal lesions

From: Facilitation of arthroscopic visualization and treatment of meniscal tears using a stifle joint distractor in the dog

a) Vertical longitudinal tears (bucket handle tears and variations)
b) Oblique or flap tears, single or double
c) Radial or transverse tears
d) Horizontal tears
e) Complex, degenerative or macerated tears