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meniscal tears

Know your Knee: Meniscal Tears

    The menisci are a pair of wonderfully crafted crescent shaped or C-shaped pads or rubbery pieces of cartilage, that provides shock absorption in the knee joint. They lie between your thigh bone (femur) and your shin bone (tibia), the medial meniscus on the inside of the knee (close to the opposite knee) and the lateral meniscus, on the outside of the knee.