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Meniscal calcification of the knee is a form of chondrocalcinosis.
The prevalence may be as high as 5-6% 1.
Meniscal calcifications can be due to trauma, degenerative disease or underlying crystal arthropathies such as calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease.
It has been associated with osteoarthritis of the knee with some authors suggesting a pathogenic role 2.
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