[Progress on study of factors influencing the prognosis and complications of surgery for discoid meniscus injury in children]

Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2024 Jan 25;37(1):98-102. doi: 10.12200/j.issn.1003-0034.20220625.
[Article in Chinese]


The discoid meniscus is a common congenital meniscal malformation that is prevalent mainly in Asians and often occurs in the lateral discoid meniscus. Patients with asymptomatic discoid meniscus are usually treated by conservative methods such as observation and injury avoidance, while patients with symptoms and tears need to be treated surgically. Arthroscopic saucerization combined with partial meniscectomy and meniscus repair is the most common surgical approach., and early to mid-term reports are good. The prognostic factors are the patient's age at surgery、follow-up time and type of surgery. Some patients experience complications such as prolonged postoperative knee pain, early osteoarthritis, retears and Osteochondritis dissecans. The incidence of prolonged postoperative knee pain was higher and the incidence of Osteochondritis dissecans was the lowest. Retears of the lateral meniscus is the main reason for reoperation.

Keywords: Children; Discoid meniscus; Pregnancy complications; Review literature; Surgical outcome.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy / adverse effects
  • Arthroscopy / methods
  • Cartilage Diseases* / surgery
  • Child
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases* / surgery
  • Knee Joint / surgery
  • Menisci, Tibial / surgery
  • Meniscus*
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans*
  • Pain, Postoperative
  • Prognosis
  • Treatment Outcome