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Discoid Meniscus Is A Knee Problem


A discoid meniscus is a congenital defect in the knee.

Theres a greater incidence of a bilateral discoid meniscus in Asian countries than in Western countries. [1]

- Symptoms often begin during childhood
- 3 types of discoid menisci: Incomplete, Complete, and Hypermobile Wrisberg
- Physical examination, MRI scan, X-rays
- Sometimes require no medical intervention

Discoid meniscus is an abnormality in the lateral meniscus present in the knee joint. The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that’s wedge-shaped. It’s located between the bones of the knee. Each knee has two menisci. Normally, a healthy knee joint has crescent moon shaped menisci. In case of discoid meniscus, the menisci are thicker than normal and oval or disc-shaped. It’s important to note that discoid meniscus is susceptible to more knee injury.


Often occurring on the lateral side (outside) of the knee, and can sometimes be found in both knees. Unable to straighten or bend knee fully.

People may experience:
Pain, stiffness or swelling, catching-popping-locking of the knee, feeling that the knee is giving way, inability to fully extend (straighten) the knee.


Self-care: Stretching and strengthening exercises for the quadriceps and hamstring muscles plus proprioceptive and knee control exercises.

Medications/Surgery: No medication as such. Arthroscopic surgery, surgical procedures, rehabilitation, and physical therapy.

Specialists: For other kinds, consult a physician or an orthopedic surgeon. At mfine, we’ve the best team of doctors to help you with different health issues. Contact us to get holistic treatment.

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