Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 43, Supplement 1, pp 99–106

Orthopedic perspective on selected pediatric and adolescent knee conditions

Pediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging: Beyond the Basics

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-012-2587-8

Cite this article as:
McKay, S., Chen, C. & Rosenfeld, S. Pediatr Radiol (2013) 43(Suppl 1): 99. doi:10.1007/s00247-012-2587-8


As arthroscopy advances and more children are involved in sporting activities, a new field of pediatric sports medicine is emerging. This paper reviews the diagnosis and treatment aspects of three pediatric knee conditions often encountered in the care of skeletally immature patients. We specifically address anterior cruciate ligament injuries, osteochondritis dessicans and discoid meniscus. Representative cases with images and arthroscopic correlation are included.


Osteochondritis dessicansAnterior cruciate ligamentDiscoid meniscusChildren

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott McKay
    • 1
    • 2
  • Christopher Chen
    • 3
  • Scott Rosenfeld
    • 4
  1. 1.Orthopaedic SurgeryTexas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Orthopaedic SurgeryBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Baylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Pediatric OrthopaedicsTexas Children’s HospitalHoustonUSA