Essential knee terminology
X-ray search for term

X-rays of the knee will reveal the bones but not the soft tissues. The surgeon may need to 'interpret' the blank spaces to get information about the menisci or joint cartilage.

Page updated August 2023 by Dr Sheila Strover (Clinical Editor)

Xenograft search for term

A xenograft is a graft taken from an animal for use in a different species, eg human.