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Discoid Meniscus

  • A discoid meniscus is an abnormally shaped meniscus in the knee.
  • People with discoid meniscus are more prone to injury than those with a normal meniscus.
  • Squatting and twisting motions are the typical mechanisms of injury.
  • Symptoms are more frequent in the young.
  • There are 3 types of discoid meniscus, incomplete, complete and hypermobile wrisberg.
  • Meniscal injuries present with pain, stiffness, swelling, catching, locking, and altered range of motion.
  • MRI scans can verify meniscal pathology which is best treated surgically.