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Lateral Discoid Meniscus
No idea: I have seen ( usually @ arthroscopy ) many cases of discoid meniscus( a cartilage which covers more of the top of the shin bone than it should). Discoid menisci( usually lateral) are prone to tearing. Most are trimmed and shaped @ arthroscopy to resemble a normal meniscus( unless they are repairable too). I am not familiar w/ the term you used. Sorry!( orthopedically). ...Read more
Unusual term: Not a typical radiologic term but means generally an incomplete or 'attenuated' discoid meniscus. Discoid meniscus are present @ birth and can cause symptoms if unstable or torn. A dm is a meniscal cartilage which covers more of the tibial plateau than normal( instead of the normal c - shape).Several different dm occur and are often seen incedentally @ knee arthroscopy.Best of luck! ...Read more
Is lateral discoid meniscus definitely a condition that could existed at birth or within 1 year of birth. Is this a developmental condition?
The MRI suggests : complete discoid lateral meniscus with oblique tear in ant horn. Grade 2 signal involving body and posterior horn of med meniscus?
Discoid meniscus: Discoid meniscus is a developmental variant in which your meniscus (supporting cushion within the knee) is abnormally large and is predisposed to being torn. Meniscal tears may result in pain and joint locking, and may eventually lead to early osteoarthritis. You should discuss your options with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No medial/lateral meniscal tear, no discoid meniscus. There is small focus of type I intrameniscal signal within the posterior horn of medial meniscus?
Grade 1 meniscal: signal USUALLY means that there is no meniscal tear. However, it's not 100% accurate. Grade 1 and 2 intrameniscal signal are tricky and have sometimes been associated with actual tears at arthroscopy. Or, your meniscus may be normal and your knee pain may be caused by something else. If your knee continues to hurt a lot, seek ortho advice. You might require arthroscopy to be certain. ...Read more
I was born with discoid meniscus, I had surgery this year: (June) sauerizsation and stabilization (lateral). I'm having PT but my knee keeps locking ?
Pain: Usually a meniscus tear will cause knee pain. Specifically it usually causes pain with twisting, cutting or going up or down stairs. Sometimes the knee can lock up or give out, these can also be signs of a meniscal tear. Your sports medicine doctor can do an examination of the knee which often can help determine if the meniscus is torn. ...Read more
Lateral meniscus : It really depends on the type of meniscus tear and the symptoms you are experiencing. For a small meniscus tear that does not cause pain, you do not need any treatment. For a large tear that causes pain, catching, locking, or popping, you may need surgery. When you get to surgery, you may have a repair vs removal of the torn part of the meniscus. ...Read more
See a doctor: You need to have someone assess this. Not all meniscal tear necessitate a surgical procedure... This depends on many factors--your age, the acuity of the tear and its position, as well as your symptoms to name a few. Again, i recommend that you see a specialist. ...Read more
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