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Meniscus Tears: What to do?

There are two menisci in the knee joint; medial (inside part of the knee) and lateral (outside part of the knee). They are “C” shaped cartilages that sit between the tibia (shinbone) and the femur (thighbone). The purpose of the meniscus is to improve the fit between the femur and the tibia, and it serves to help distribute weight evenly across the joint.