Metabolic Bone Diseases
Calcification of menisci is seen in (DNB Dec 2009)
a. Pseudo gout is one of the manifestation of CPPD deposition (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate).
b. X-ray features include calcification which is usually seen around the knees, wrists, shoulders, hips, pubic symphysis and intervertebral discs. In articular cartilage it is seen as a thin line parallel to the joint.
c. In the fibrocartilaginous menisci and discs it produces a cloudy and irregular opacities.