Discoid meniscus

Clin Sports Med. 1990 Jul;9(3):695-706.


The discoid meniscus is probably a congenital deviation that usually occurs laterally. The Watanabe classification consists of complete, incomplete, or Wrisburg ligament types. Complete and incomplete discoid menisci normally require treatment only when a tear occurs. The Wrisburg ligament type lacks a posterior capsular attachment. The preferred treatment is repair of the posterior capsular disruption with saucerization of the remaining meniscus.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arthrography
  • Arthroscopy
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Menisci, Tibial / abnormalities*
  • Menisci, Tibial / pathology
  • Menisci, Tibial / surgery