An 11-year-old girl presenting with chronic knee pain: a case report with diagnostic dilemma.

M. Kamal Maj*, Abdul Halim Ar, Syed A. Faisal, Johan Ahmad, Srijit Das

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Discoid meniscus is the commonest anatomical aberration of the knee joint, among rare cases such as bilateral separated lateral meniscus, accessory lateral meniscus, partial deficiency of the lateral meniscus and double-layered lateral meniscus. An 11-year-old girl presented with history of chronic pain in her right knee for the last 6 months. The problem disturbed her involvement in the sport activities at school. Clinical examination revealed a clicking sensation on knee extension with lateral joint line tenderness. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of her right knee showed torn posterior horn of lateral meniscus. Arthroscopy examination revealed a discoid meniscus with absence posterior horn. Posterior horn deficient discoid meniscus is a rare form of a congenital meniscus anomaly. We as clinicians believe that the abnormal shaped meniscus may pose a diagnostic challenge clinically and radiologically. Presentation of this case may be beneficial for orthopaedicians in their daily clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-249
Number of pages3
JournalActa medica (Hradec Kralove)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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