The meniscus is the shock absorber of the knee.
It is crescentic in shape, with a wider outer rim and a flattened inner rim. At the far ends are the two 'horns'.
|The lateral (outer) meniscus is more 'O-shaped' than the medial meniscus, which is more 'C-shaped'.||The two menisci (plural) act as shock absorbers between the two long bones of femur and tibia.||Detail to show the intimate relationship of the meniscus to the capsule.|
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