A floating meniscus is really a radiological diagnosis where the MRI scan reveals a fluid gap between the bottom of the meniscus and the tibia bone. where the meniscus has avulsed from the tibia. The meniscus itself is not actually torn, but without this anchorage to the tibia it becomes incompetent as a shock absorber.
Meniscus incompetence after meniscal root avulsion
Avulsion of the meniscal root can lead to immediate incompetence, and the meniscus may extrude over the edge of the tibia.
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