Discoid meniscus

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What is discoid meniscus?

A discoid knee meniscus is characterized as an abnormally shaped, thick meniscus. The discoid shape increases the likelihood of knee meniscus injury. The meniscus acts as the shock absorber between the thigh and shin bones and helps with bending and straightening.

Common symptoms reported by people with discoid meniscus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with discoid meniscus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
discoid meniscus (1)

Data from patients with discoid meniscus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with discoid meniscus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for discoid meniscus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
knee pain from surgery
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
discoid meniscus (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with discoid meniscus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has discoid meniscus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 1
40s 0
50s 1
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

75% Female
25% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from discoid meniscus patients who have completed their condition history
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