The medial meniscus is the shock absorber of the knee on the medial (or inner) aspect of the joint.

 

menisci on top of tibial plateau knee meniscus showing the menisco-capsular junction  
The medial meniscus is more 'C-shaped' than the lateral meniscus, and has a more intimate relationship to the capsule. This makes it less mobile and more prone to injury. Detail to show the intimate relationship of the meniscus to the capsule.  
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Video interviews with a patient.

Meniscus from top

Another view of the 'knee cartilages'.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Restoration of the meniscus: form and function. Hutchinson ID, Moran CJ, Potter HG, Warren RF, Rodeo SA. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Apr;42(4):987-98.

Knee Range of Motion as a Discriminatory Tool Indicating Potential Meniscal Tears. Hollier J, Leonardi C, Igbokwe L, Dasa V. Ochsner J. 2018 Summer;18(2):126-130.


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