Orthopedic perspective on selected pediatric and adolescent knee conditions

Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Mar;43 Suppl 1:S99-106. doi: 10.1007/s00247-012-2587-8. Epub 2013 Mar 12.


As arthroscopy advances and more children are involved in sporting activities, a new field of pediatric sports medicine is emerging. This paper reviews the diagnosis and treatment aspects of three pediatric knee conditions often encountered in the care of skeletally immature patients. We specifically address anterior cruciate ligament injuries, osteochondritis dessicans and discoid meniscus. Representative cases with images and arthroscopic correlation are included.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament / diagnostic imaging
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament / pathology
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnostic Imaging / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Knee Joint / diagnostic imaging*
  • Knee Joint / pathology*
  • Male
  • Menisci, Tibial / abnormalities*
  • Menisci, Tibial / diagnostic imaging
  • Menisci, Tibial / pathology
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans / diagnosis*
  • Radiography