Discoid meniscal flounce

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Acute knee pain and failure of extension ? meniscal tear

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male

The lateral meniscus is discoid in shape and has a very prominent kink or flounce (ruffle) in its mid portion.

Case Discussion

This is the best example of a flounce that I have seen, i.e. a smooth kink in the body of the meniscus.  It is rarely seen in discoid menisci.

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Case information

rID: 27003
Published: 17th Jan 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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