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C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., M.D.

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

What Is a Meniscus Tear?

The meniscus is comprised of two wedges of cartilage (the medial and lateral meniscus), and it cushions the knee joint where the leg bones meet. Your meniscus acts as a shock absorber, allowing the knee to move smoothly. Damage to the meniscus is commonly seen in athletes with twisting injuries. A tear in the meniscus […]

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