Double meniscal ossicle – A rare finding




Meniscus; Knee Injuries; Ossification, Heterotopic; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Teaching.


The meniscal ossicle is considered a rare condition and its etiology are very controversial. Clinically, the ossicle may be associated with pain and a feeling of blockage in the movement of patients, but it is also described as asymptomatic and incidental during arthroscopy. When the presence of a bone structure within the knee joint is identified on plain radiographs, MRI can be used to differentiate between a meniscal ossicle and a loose body. The vast majority of ossicles, about 89% are located in the medial meniscus and 95% were located in the posterior horn or root of the meniscus.5 Thus, the present study aimed to describe the case of a 63-year-old woman with chronic pain diffuse in the right knee for 5 months with difficulty in carrying out his daily activities where a meniscal ossicle was identified in MRI in the coronal section in the T1 in A sequence and in the axial section in the DP SPIR sequences. Our objective is to report a case of double meniscal ossicle diagnosed by MRI.


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How to Cite

FLORES, L. C. C. .; TANAKA , G. .; DUARTE, M. L. . Double meniscal ossicle – A rare finding. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 7, p. e25711729860, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i7.29860. Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 apr. 2024.



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