The words 'anterior horn' refer to the anterior horn of the meniscus.

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Anterior horn of the meniscus.


Anterior horn of the meniscus

The meniscus is the medical term for the 'knee cartilage - those wedge-shaped semi-circular shock absorbers which sit between the thighbone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia). The anterior horn of the meniscus is the curved bit of at the front of the meniscus. The bit at the back is called the 'posterior horn' of the meniscus.


Meniscus tears

Discusses how a meniscus can become injured, and the types of meniscus tear and their consequences

Meniscus from top

Another view of the 'knee cartilages'.

Knee meniscus

Overview of the anatomy of the 'knee cartilages'.



Anterior Horn Meniscal Repair Using an Outside-In Suture Technique Menge TJ, Dean CS, Chahla J, Mitchell JJ and LaPrade RF. Arthrosc Tech. 2016 Oct; 5(5): e1111–e1116.

The insertion of the anterior horn of the medial meniscus: an anatomic study Brown AA. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2013 Jul-Sep; 3(3): 210–212.

A Special Tear Pattern of Anterior Horn of the Lateral Meniscus: Macerated Tear. Zheng J, Zhai W, Li Q, Jia Q and Lin D. PLoS One. 2017; 12(1): e0170710.

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eBook - Seven Symptoms of a Torn Knee Meniscus

Easy-to-follow eBook for beginners.