Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

The Discoid Medial Meniscus Pitfalls and Review of the Literature

Jlalia Z*, Maatoug M, Ben Ahmed S, Kammoun KH and Jenzri M

Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Kassab Institute, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

*Correspondance to: Jlalia Z 

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The discoid meniscus is a rare meniscal abnormality. Through this case of a patient with internal discoid meniscus, we propose to study that malformation, clinical and radiological presentation and therapeutic modalities. We report the case of the child 5 years old, who visited emergency with a pain in left knee following a trauma. The clinical examination showed a meniscal Syndrome. MRI showed a lesion bucket handle medial meniscus without any morphological abnormality of the meniscus. The exploration of the knee joint by arthroscopy showed an incomplete discoid medial meniscus with the presence of a wide bucket handle injury dislocated in intercondylar space. The patient underwent resection of the dislocated part with adjustment of the axial edge of the medial meniscus realizing an arciform shape similar to the normal meniscal form. The functional result after five years was excellent.


Discoid meniscus; MRI; Child


Jlalia Z, Maatoug M, Ben Ahmed S, Kammoun KH, Jenzri M. The Discoid Medial Meniscus Pitfalls and Review of the Literature. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2017; 2: 1361.

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