Meniscus Injuries

One of the most commonly injured parts of the knee, the meniscus is a wedgelike, rubbery cushion where the major bones of the leg connect. Meniscal cartilage curves like the letter C at the inside and outside of each knee. A strong stabilizing tissue, the meniscus helps the knee joint carry weight, glide, and turn in many directions. It also keeps the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) from grinding against each other.

Football players and others in contact sports may tear the meniscus by twisting the knee, ...

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