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.  

Video interviews with a patient.

Meniscus from top

Another view of the 'knee cartilages'.



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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