The meniscocapsular junction is the region where the knee meniscus attaches to the capsule that surrounds the knee joint.

knee meniscus showing the menisco-capsular junction
The integrity of the menicocapsular junction is not the same all the way around the two menisci. In particular there is a gap at the back of the lateral meniscus where the popliteus tendon passes between the two, creating a vulnerable area there.
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A discussion of the differences between the two menisci in terms of their mobility, and what this means in terms of meniscus injury patterns.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Classification and Surgical Repair of Ramp Lesions of the Medial Meniscus. Thaunat M, Fayard JM, Guimaraes TM, Jan N, Murphy CG and Sonnery-Cottet B. Arthrosc Tech. 2016 Aug; 5(4): e871–e875.


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