Meniscal root entrapment of an osteochondritis dissecans loose body.


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Loose bodies are relatively common in the knee. On radiographs they can often be seen in the medial and lateral gutters, intercondylar notch, and the posterior compartment. At times an apparent loose body is not free to move in the knee because it has been covered by synovium and is no longer mobile. It is uncommon for an osteochondral loose body to become incorporated into meniscal tissue. We report a case of an apparent loose body becoming incorporated into the posterior horn and root of the medial meniscus. We are not aware that this condition has been previously reported. Because removing the entire loose body would have destabilized the posterior root of the medial meniscus, it is important to be aware of this potential occurrence.

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Cited Authors

  • Jones, CR; McMonagle, JS; Garrett, WE

Published Date

  • September 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 416 - 418

PubMed ID

  • 25251527

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25251527

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1934-3418

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1078-4519


  • eng