MEDICAL CONDITIONS OF THE MENISCUS
AT GUSTAVEL ORTHOPEDICS
There are two disk shaped structures in the knee that serve as “shock absorbers”. They help to stabilize the knee and help with load transmission. The medial meniscus lies on the inside of the knee and the lateral meniscus lies on the outside of the knee. The medial meniscus is less mobile and more susceptible to injury. It is often associated with an ACL tear. The lateral meniscus is more mobile and less prone to tear.