discoid meniscus

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My 5 year old niece has discoid meniscus. She can not strech her knee and she is limping. She already  starts kinethotherapy, swimming, hydrokinethotherapy.

What should we do?

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    Discoid meniscus is a rare birth defect.

    Consult with a pediatric physicial therapist and consider a consultation with a pediatric orthopedic knee specialist to form ling range plans

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      Thank you for your answer. Already done in our country. As I wrote she starts kinetotherapy.

      We need a second opinion. Please, where is Europe is the best orthopedic pediatric hospital ?

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    This is some information for you from he NCBI website

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    For symptomatic discoid meniscus, nonoperative treatment consisting of a short-course of knee immobilization, restricted activities and strengthening exercises of the quadriceps muscles is recommended. Surgical intervention should be reserved for symptomatic cases with recurrent locking or persistent pain. Options for surgical management include partial removal of the torn portion, restoring the anatomical configuration of the meniscus or complete resection of the meniscus, which should be avoided because of the potential for degenerative change.

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    the Journal Of Children's Orthopaedics

    which is the official journal of the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS)

    I would search this journal, perhaps even write to them to ask for recommendations.

    I have also contacted someone I know in England and asked my friend to join in our search.

    In the meantime, I send a hug to both of you!

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