The lateral meniscus is normally less stable anyway than the medial meniscus, but sometimes it may be really abnormally mobile.

menisco-tibial avulsion or floating meniscus


IMAGE: left: intact Menisco-tibial ligament attachment, right: avulsed.

 

This may be due to damage to that area of the capsule and its connections to the meniscus or damage to the meniscofemoral or meniscotibial ligament on that side

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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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