Discoid Meniscus

Discoid meniscus is the most common congenital variant of the meniscus. Its variability in pathology leads to a spectrum of clinical presentations in patients. Treatment must be tailored to the specific pathology of the discoid meniscus. Imaging studies such as radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging can be useful in confirming the diagnosis, but may be the most accurate in determining specific pathology. Thorough intraoperative evaluation of the discoid is critical to appropriate surgical management. Rim preservation and repair is preferred to prevent degenerative changes in the knee.

Discoid Meniscus
Discoid meniscus is the most common congenital variant of the meniscus. Its variability in pathology leads to a spectrum of clinical presentations in patients. Treatment must be tailored to the specific pathology of the discoid meniscus. Imaging studies such as radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging can be useful in confirming the diagnosis, but may be the most accurate in determining specific pathology. Thorough intraoperative evaluation of the discoid is critical to appropriate surgical management. Rim preservation and repair is preferred to prevent degenerative changes in the knee.