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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For cases of lateral meniscus transplantation or isolated medial meniscus transplantation the bridge-in-slot technique has become the preferred surgical technique at many institutions (Fig.
We will review the common meniscal variants, which include hypoplastic menisci, absent menisci, anomalous insertion of the medial meniscus, discoid lateral meniscus, including the Wrisberg variant, and discoid medial meniscus.
Associations have also been observed with the joint capsule, lateral meniscus, posterior cruciate ligament, ligaments of Wrisberg and Humphrey, oblique popliteal ligament, the arcuate ligament complex, and to the head of the fibula (Figure 1) (Jones et al 1995, Kimura et al 1992, Last 1948, Last 1950, Terry and LaPrade 1996, Tria et al 1989, Ullrich et al 2002, Wadia et al 2003, Watanabe et al 2003).
On Wednesday, it was announced that the forward would miss six weeks with a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.
I ruptured my anterior cruciate ligament, I had sutures in my lateral meniscus, I had medial damage, then I came back from that and had another injury with a medial ligament," he said of his rotten injury luck.
The most common fracture type seen with lateral meniscus tears was Schatzker II (81%); a Schatzker IV fracture pattern was associated most frequently (76%) with a medial meniscus injury.
Making matters worse, stud corner back Lardarius Webb also had surgery Thursday to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral meniscus in his left knee.
King was diagnosed with a torn lateral meniscus in his knee last week and missed Friday's loss to North Medford.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an elongated free edge of the diffusely enlarged lateral meniscus extending toward the intercondylar region on coronal T1-weighted images (Figure 1A).
But a statement released on Celtic's official website last night said: "Initial results show that John has sustained damage to his lateral meniscus and the posterior lateral complex of the knee.
In the first study, researchers reviewed 101 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) knee exams of 330 candidates for the 2005 professional football draft and found 57 tears of the lateral meniscus, a flat, disc-shaped ligament that supports the outer knee joint, and 26 tears of the medial meniscus, which supports the inner knee joint.

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