Meniscal injuries in children and adolescents

Clin Sports Med. 1990 Jul;9(3):661-80.


Meniscal tears occur in children and adolescents even though they have open physeal plates. Appropriate clinical evaluation and use of imaging studies is important because making a diagnosis can be difficult. Meniscectomy and partial meniscectomy are associated with long-term morbidity. Repair of meniscal tears in youths is the preferred treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arthrography
  • Arthroscopy
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis
  • Knee Injuries / pathology*
  • Knee Injuries / therapy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Menisci, Tibial / anatomy & histology
  • Menisci, Tibial / pathology
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Tibial Meniscus Injuries*