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Doctor insights on: Lateral Discoid Meniscus

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What does forme fruste of a lateral discoid meniscus mean?

What does forme fruste of a lateral discoid meniscus mean?

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

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Does a forme fruste of a lateral discoid meniscus need treated? If so how is it treated?

Does a forme fruste of a lateral discoid meniscus need treated? If so how is it treated?

Saucerization: A symptomatic discoid meniscus is treated with an arthroscopic "saucerization" essentially removing the center portion of the meniscus to make it into a more Normal shape ...Read more

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What does forme fruste of a lateral discoid meniscus mean? What causes this in a 6 year old?

What does  forme fruste of a lateral discoid meniscus mean?  What causes this in a 6 year old?

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

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Is lateral discoid meniscus definitely a condition that could existed at birth or within 1 year of birth. Is this a developmental condition?

Is lateral discoid meniscus definitely a condition that could existed at birth or within 1 year of birth. Is this a developmental condition?

Yes: No one is really sure what causes a discoid meniscus. Some doctors think that because there is an abnormal ligament attachment, the meniscus stretches out while a child is developing (after birth) and a discoid meniscus forms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have discoid lateral meniscus and a tear?

Arthroscopy.: Arthroscopic knee surgery can take care of that for you. See a sports medicine trained orthopedic knee specialist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have discoid lateral meniscus and a tear?

Discoid meniscus: If you are having pain and symptoms, you will likely be heading for a knee arthroscopy surgery. Get in to be seen my an orthopedic, or sports medicine provider to be evaluated. A corticosteroid injection is a viable option if you cannot or do not want surgery. ...Read more

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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 more

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No medial/lateral meniscal tear, no discoid meniscus. There is small focus of type I intrameniscal signal within the posterior horn of medial meniscus?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Knee locking post op: If your also having swelling and pain that should indicate further meniscal problems. Depending on the length of time you had issues with your knee prior to surgery ,you may have some minor muscle weakness which improves as you continue your pt ...Read more