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meniscus

Michael Kent

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Third edition

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780198568506
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191727788
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A semilunar disc of fibrocartilage separating articular cartilage of some joints. In the knee, menisci are located between the tibial and femoral condyles. They modify the shape of the articular cartilage, improving the fit between the articulating bones and increasing knee stability during complex movements. They also spread the load at the knee over a wider area, helping to absorb shock....

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Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine

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