Journal article

Massive osteochondritis of the lateral femoral condyle associated with discoid meniscus: management with meniscoplasty, rim stabilization and bioabsorbable screw fixation.

Carlo Camathias, Erich Rutz, Mark S Gaston

J Pediatr Orthop B | Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) | Published : 2012

Abstract

Discoid menisci without tears and before surgical intervention may be an aetiological factor in the development of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). We present the case of a massive OCD lesion in the lateral femoral condyle of a 12-year-old boy who presented with relatively few symptoms despite the size of the lesion. This was treated with meniscoplasty and rim stabilization, which has become established as the gold standard treatment for symptomatic discoid menisci. This was combined with bioabsorbable screw fixation of the OCD lesion, resulting in rapid resolution of symptoms and a return to normal magnetic resonance image appearances after 6 months. It is likely that instability of discoid..

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