The meniscus is a well-known structure in the knee that can cause pain, swelling and mechanical symptoms of locking or catching if injured. The meniscus is a C-shaped fibrocartilaginous tissue made predominantly of type 1 collagen. There are 2 menisci in each knee joint, 1 medial and 1 lateral.
The meniscus functions to provide shock absorption to the knee, provide stability and enhances cartilage nutrition of the joint.
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