Our team first met Matt after a lacrosse-related knee injury in which he tore his ACL and had a severe meniscus injury called a “bucket-handle” tear. Through a staged pair of surgeries, his meniscus was repaired and his ACL reconstructed with a full return to sports at the highest level. Repairing the meniscus, when possible,
Discoid lateral meniscus is a cause of knee pain, swelling, and mechanical symptoms. Surgical treatment can be of significant benefit in helping athletes to return to normal activities. This case study exemplifies the successful treatment of Discoid Lateral Meniscus and how it can help athletes return to optimal function.