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Discoid Meniscus

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  • Meniscus is C-shaped cartilage located between the shin bone and thigh bone. There are two meniscus within the knee joint: lateral and medical. The meniscus of a newborn baby is a thick disc-like mass. As a child ages, the meniscus forms its normal C-shape. Discoid meniscus results from a failure in normal development. Discoid meniscus is usually lateral one.

  • Click with the motion of knee joint
  • Giving way
  • Knee pain

  • A Plain X-Ray is normal
  • An MRI scan of the knee is necessary to diagnose the discoid meniscus

  • The symptoms usually appear during childhood or adolescence. Treatment is not needed in patients with mild symptoms. If the symptoms persist, surgery may be necessary.

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