MRI appearance of Wrisberg variant of discoid lateral meniscus. Singh, K., Helms, C. A, Jacobs, M T., & Higgins, L. D AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 187(2):384--387, August, 2006.
MRI appearance of Wrisberg variant of discoid lateral meniscus [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
OBJECTIVE: A discoid lateral meniscus is a common normal variant, occurring in approximately 3-5% of the population. A subgroup of the discoid lateral meniscus known as the Wrisberg variant occurs when there is no posterior attachment of the lateral meniscus. Instead, Wrisberg's ligament becomes the only lateral meniscus posterior stabilizer, with a symptomatic hypermobile meniscus. Although it is commonly described in the orthopedics literature, to our knowledge the Wrisberg variant of the discoid lateral meniscus is not mentioned in the radiology literature. This article describes the MRI appearance of this important yet often unrecognized process. CONCLUSION: The Wrisberg variant of the discoid lateral meniscus is a rare condition with a highly suggestive clinical history. The musculoskeletal radiologist should consider this diagnosis whenever a discoid lateral meniscus is identified because making this elusive diagnosis may prove immensely useful for the orthopedic surgeon.
@article{singh_mri_2006,
	title = {{MRI} appearance of {Wrisberg} variant of discoid lateral meniscus},
	volume = {187},
	issn = {1546-3141},
	url = {http://www.ajronline.org/doi/full/10.2214/AJR.04.1785},
	doi = {10.2214/AJR.04.1785},
	abstract = {OBJECTIVE: A discoid lateral meniscus is a common normal variant, occurring in approximately 3-5\% of the population. A subgroup of the discoid lateral meniscus known as the Wrisberg variant occurs when there is no posterior attachment of the lateral meniscus. Instead, Wrisberg's ligament becomes the only lateral meniscus posterior stabilizer, with a symptomatic hypermobile meniscus. Although it is commonly described in the orthopedics literature, to our knowledge the Wrisberg variant of the discoid lateral meniscus is not mentioned in the radiology literature. This article describes the MRI appearance of this important yet often unrecognized process. CONCLUSION: The Wrisberg variant of the discoid lateral meniscus is a rare condition with a highly suggestive clinical history. The musculoskeletal radiologist should consider this diagnosis whenever a discoid lateral meniscus is identified because making this elusive diagnosis may prove immensely useful for the orthopedic surgeon.},
	number = {2},
	journal = {AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
	author = {Singh, Kush and Helms, Clyde A and Jacobs, M Todd and Higgins, Laurence D},
	month = aug,
	year = {2006},
	pmid = {16861542},
	keywords = {Adolescent, Female, Humans, MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Menisci, Tibial, Middle Aged, Wrisberg variant discoid lateral meniscus, bone, knee, meniscus, musculoskeletal imaging, orthopedic surgery},
	pages = {384--387}
}

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