The words 'anterior horn' refer to the 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.


How the meniscus is injured

Understanding the mechanism of injury of the knee-cartilage.

Meniscus from top

Another view of the 'knee cartilages'.

Meniscus from side

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.

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