Anatomy of the meniscus


The meniscus is semilunar fibrocartilage (orange area) triangular cut.
Each knee has two menisci, a medial meniscus and a lateral meniscus.
They are “shock absorbers” of the knee: they have a role in the transmission and distribution constraints. They increase joint congruency and stabilization of the knee. They allow shock absorption and protection of cartilage.

The two menisci in the knee

Doctor Nicolas LEFEVRE, Doctor Serge HERMAN. – 27 janvier 2009.