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Category Archives for Meniscus Anatomy

What is a discoid meniscus?

A discoid meniscus is a normal but uncommon variant in the shape of the meniscus, where the normally ‘half-moon’ shape is not there and instead the meniscus is either a complete round disc or very nearly so. Usually it is the lateral meniscus that may be discoid, but rarely both menisci may be affected. Sometimes […]

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Mobility of the knee meniscus

Many online images, and most 3D models that patients are shown in the consulting room, make it appear that the menisci simply ‘float’ in the space between the femur and the tibia, attached only at the horns.This is not the case at all. There are several ‘ligaments’ that connect the menisci to these two bones […]

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