|The outer rim is wider and better supplied with fibres and blood vessels.||The lateral (outer) meniscus is more 'O-shaped' than the medial meniscus, which is more 'C-shaped'. At the far ends are the two 'horns'.||Areas of the outer rim, especially on the medial meniscus, are intimately related to the capsule.|
What does the knee meniscus do?
The menisci are the shock absorbers of the knee. Their crescentic shape, with a wider outer rim and a flattened inner rim, allow them to absorb the vertical forces going through the joint channelling the forces towards the outer rim, which thus takes most of the stress.
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