Symptomatic bilateral complete discoid medial menisci of the knee in a child: A case report
Yuki Suzuki1, Eiji Kondo2, Takuma Kaibara1, Masatake Matsuoka1, Ryosuke Hishimura1, Koji Iwasaki3, Tomohiro Onodera1, Daisuke Momma2, Shinya Tanaka4,5, Norimasa Iwasaki1
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
2Centre for Sports Medicine, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
3Department of Functional Reconstruction for the Knee Joint, Faculty of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
4Department of Cancer Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
5Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (WPI-ICReDD), Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Keywords: Alignment, bilateral, discoid medial menisci, histology, meniscectomy, suture.
Bilateral complete discoid medial menisci are extremely rare congenital anatomic variants of the knee. Currently, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy with or without peripheral suture repair is performed for symptomatic discoid meniscus. However, most of the outcomes are short-term. In this article, we present a pediatric case of symptomatic bilateral complete discoid medial menisci and highlight the effectiveness of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy with or without peripheral suture on symptomatic complete discoid medial menisci based on 60-month excellent clinical and functional results.
Citation: Suzuki Y, Kondo E, Kaibara T, Matsuoka M, Hishimura R, Iwasaki K, et al. Symptomatic bilateral complete discoid medial menisci of the knee in a child: A case report. Jt Dis Relat Surg 2023;34(2):455-462. doi: 10.52312/jdrs.2023.999.
Idea/concept, design: Y.S., E.K., T.K., M.M., R.H., K.I., T.O., D.M., S.T., N.I.; Control/Supervision: D.M., S.T., E.K., N.I.; Data collection and/or processing: Y.S., E.K., N.I.; Literature Review: Y.S., E.K., T.K., M.M., R.H., K.I., T.O.; Writing the article: Y.S., E.K., T.K., M.M., R.H., K.I., T.O., N.I.; Critical Review: D.M., S.T.
The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to the authorship and/or publication of this article.
The authors received no financial support for the research and/or authorship of this article.
A written informed consent was obtained from the parents and/or legal guardians of the patients.
The data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon reasonable request.