Familial Discoid Medial Meniscus Tear in Three Members of a Family: A Case Report and Review of Literature

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Background. A discoid meniscus is a thickened variant of the normal C-shaped meniscus prone to injury. Discoid medial meniscal tears have rarely been reported within families and may suggest familial or developmental origins. Methods. We report the cases of two Caucasian brothers with symptomatic discoid medial meniscus tears. A literature review was conducted addressing discoid medial meniscus and cases of familial meniscus tears. Case Presentation. Physically active brothers presented with progressively worsening knee pain. MRI revealed medial meniscus tears in both brothers. The family history of medial meniscus tears in their mother and the discoid medial meniscus injuries found on arthroscopy suggested evidence for familial discoid medial meniscus tears. Conclusions. Discoid medial meniscus tears within a family have not been previously reported. Two cases of families with discoid lateral meniscus tears have been reported. Discoid medial meniscus is rare relative to the discoid lateral meniscus and predisposes children to symptomatic tears.

DOI: 10.1155/2014/285675

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@inproceedings{Ali2014FamilialDM, title={Familial Discoid Medial Meniscus Tear in Three Members of a Family: A Case Report and Review of Literature}, author={Raheel Ahmed Ali and Scott McKay}, booktitle={Case reports in orthopedics}, year={2014} }