Symptoms of discoid lateral menisci

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Mutlu S., Mutlu H., Mutlu B., Guler O., Duymus T. M.

Journal of Orthopaedics, vol.11, no.4, pp.180-182, 2014 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jor.2014.06.005
  • Journal Name: Journal of Orthopaedics
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.180-182
  • Keywords: Knee, Discoid lateral meniscus, Popping knee
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: This study aims to determine the symptoms of the patients with discoid lateral meniscus. Methods: We prospectively collected cases of the knees with discoid lateral meniscus. Twenty patients (7 female, 13 male) admitted between January 2012 and February 2014 were enrolled in this study. The mean age of the patients was 34 years (range 28-40). Results: The identified symptoms of a discoid lateral meniscus were "pain, stiffness, popping of the knee, feeling that the knee is "giving way", inability to fully extend (straighten) the knee". Thirteen patients (65%) had pain, 11 (55%) had popping of the knee, 4 (20%) had stiffness, 2 (10%) had "giving way" feeling, and 1 (5%) had inability to fully extend the knee. These symptoms did not prevent any patient's daily activities. No patients required surgical treatment. Conclusions: Pain and popping of the knee were the most common symptoms in patients with a discoid lateral meniscus. The other symptoms were stiffness, feeling that the knee is "giving way", and inability to fully extend the knee, respectively. No symptoms had been required surgical treatment.