Bilateral combined discoid lateral menisci and lateral femoral condyle osteochondritis dissecans lesions in a division I varsity athlete: a case report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Discoid menisci can be a source of pain for patients, and pose treatment challenges to the treating surgeon. Additional associated intra-articular pathology, specifically osteochondral defects, can further complicate the clinical picture. The incidence of lateral discoid meniscus is variable based on the population, with a range of 0.4 to 17%, with bilateral involvement in up to 19% of these cases. Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is exceedingly rare, with an incidence of 0.015% in one study; however, some authors have suggested a correlation between the development of OCD and the presence of an unstable or torn lateral discoid meniscus. We present a case, the first to our knowledge, of bilateral lateral femoral condyle OCD in the presence of bilateral, asymptomatic, complete lateral discoid menisci.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kilcoyne, KG; Dickens, JF; Rue, J-P; Keblish, DJ

Published Date

  • December 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 Suppl 1 /

Start / End Page

  • S58 - S62

PubMed ID

  • 23288777

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1538-8506

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1055/s-0031-1299657


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany