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The meniscus is the shock absorber of the knee.

Knee cartilage

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Meniscus from top

Another view of the 'knee cartilages'.

Meniscus from side

Overview of the anatomy of the 'knee cartilages'.

Surgical decision on which meniscal tear to repair

The classical indication for meniscal repair is an acute longitudinal, unstable tear of >1cm in the periphery of the meniscus which is of traumatic (nondegenerative) etiology.

The knee should be stable or a concomitant ligament...

Meniscal Tears in Young People

Young people have special issues when it comes to knee injury, because their bones are still growing.