Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 24, Issue 7, pp 543–545 | Cite as

MR imaging of a meniscal ossicle

  • Michael J. Tuite
  • Arthur A. De Smet
  • J. Shannon Swan
  • James S. Keene
Case Reports


We report the MR appearance of a meniscal ossicle, which is an unusual etiology for knee pain. The role of MR in differentiating a meniscal ossicle from a loose body is presented. The MR images also demonstrated associated tibial cartilage thinning and a possible meniscal tear. These MR findings led to arthroscopic treatment rather than conservative management. A review of the literature on meniscal ossicles is also presented.

Key words

Meniscus Meniscal ossicle Magnetic resonance imaging 


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© International Skeletal Society 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Tuite
    • 1
  • Arthur A. De Smet
    • 1
  • J. Shannon Swan
    • 1
  • James S. Keene
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital and ClinicsMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Orthopedic SurgeryUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital and ClinicsMadisonUSA

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