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.

A discussion of the differences between the two menisci in terms of their mobility, and what this means in terms of meniscus injury patterns.



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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