lateral meniscus


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lat·er·al me·nis·cus

[TA]
crescentic intraarticular cartilage of the knee joint attached to the lateral border of the upper articular surface of the tibia, occupying the space surrounding the contacting surfaces of the femur and tibia.

lat·er·al me·nis·cus

(lat'ĕr-ăl mĕ-nis'kŭs) [TA]
Crescentic intraarticular cartilage of the knee joint attached to the lateral border of the upper articular surface of the tibia, occupying the space surrounding the contacting surfaces of the femur and tibia.

lateral meniscus

A circular, somewhat moveable plate of fibrocartilage lying horizontally in the articular surface of the lateral condyle of the tibia inside the knee joint. The meniscus cushions and deepens the articular face of the tibia.
See: knee for illus.
See also: meniscus
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We recorded high sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of identification of the lateral meniscus tear by MRI correlating well with previous studies.
21], where it was found that male gender was correlated with significantly more frequent injuries, of both medial and lateral meniscus [16, 17, 19, 20].
Radiographs of her left knee showed lateral-dominant osteoarthritis (Figure 4), and MRI showed that the middle and posterior portions of the lateral meniscus were torn (Figure 5).
It is attached to the posterior intercondyloid fossa of the tibia, and to the posterior extremity of the lateral meniscus.
On arthroscopy, medial meniscus tears were found in 26 patients (48%), lateral meniscus tears were found in 9 patients (16.
74 mm) were significantly less than the width of the lateral meniscus at the anterior one third, middle one third and posterior one third (3.
Generally, congenital anomalies affect the lateral meniscus, most commonly a discoid meniscus, although discoid medial menisci can occur much less frequently.
The 35-year-old former skipper had arthroscopic surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.
Blackburn club doctor Phil Batty said: "Phil has torn his lateral meniscus (cartilage), but there is no other damage in the knee.
The best operation in these patients is often a stemmed arthroplasty, in some cases with a lateral meniscus allograft transplant on the glenoid.
Four runners had preexisting grade 1 meniscal lesions, involving the posterior horn of the medial meniscus in 2 runners and the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus in the other 2.
Normally, popliteus muscle is attached to the lateral condyle of the femur at the anterior end of popliteal groove and to the back of the lateral meniscus both within the capsule of the knee joint.

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