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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2016, Article ID 8487194, 6 pages
Case Report

Symptomatic Bilateral Torn Discoid Medial Meniscus Treated with Saucerization and Suture

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regional University Hospital of Málaga, 29010 Málaga, Spain
2Hospital Vithas Parque San Antonio, 29016 Málaga, Spain
3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Virgen de la Victoria University Hospital, 29010 Málaga, Spain

Received 24 May 2016; Revised 15 July 2016; Accepted 19 July 2016

Academic Editor: Akio Sakamoto

Copyright © 2016 Enrique Sevillano-Perez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Discoid meniscus is an anatomical congenital anomaly more often found in the lateral meniscus. A discoid medial meniscus is a very rare anomaly, and even more rare is to diagnose a bilateral discoid medial meniscus although the real prevalence of this situation is unknown because not all the discoid medial menisci are symptomatic and if the contralateral knee is not symptomatic then it is not usually studied. The standard treatment of this kind of pathology is partial meniscectomy. Currently the tendency is to be very conservative so suture and saucerization of a torn discoid meniscus when possible are gaining support. We present the case of a 13-year-old patient who was diagnosed with symptomatic torn bilateral discoid medial meniscus treated by suturing the tear and saucerization. To the best of our knowledge this is the first case reported of bilateral torn discoid medial meniscus treated in this manner in the same patient.