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.

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