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Radiographic knee dimensions in discoid lateral meniscus: comparison with normal control.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10882447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We reviewed the knee radiographs of 68 cases of arthroscopically proven discoid lateral meniscus, including 42 cases of complete type and 26 cases of incomplete type discoid lateral meniscus. Knee radiographs of 70 cases that had no arthroscopic evidence of pathology of the meniscus were used as controls. We excluded patients who had significant trauma history and who were under 16 years of age or over 60 years to avoid measuring radiographs of skeletally immature or degenerative knees. The absolute values and relative normalized values of specific knee dimensions, such as a squared-off appearance of the lateral femoral condyle, widened femorotibial joint space, cupping of the lateral tibial plateau, obliquity of the lateral tibial plateau articular surface, high fibular head, and hypoplasia of the lateral intercondylar spine, were compared between the patients with discoid lateral meniscus and the normal controls. Among those dimensions, high fibular head and widened lateral tibiofemoral joint space showed statistically significant differences between the discoid lateral meniscus group and normal control group. We suggest that these findings would be useful in screening lateral discoid meniscus on plain radiography.
S J Kim; S H Moon; S J Shin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0749-8063     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthroscopy     Publication Date:    2000 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-12     Completed Date:  2000-09-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506498     Medline TA:  Arthroscopy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  511-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yonsei University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Knee Injuries / pathology,  radiography*
Knee Joint / pathology,  radiography*
Menisci, Tibial / injuries,  pathology,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Observer Variation

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