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    Started by Jay Kimmel

    Lateral Meniscus TearsThe meniscus is a wedge-shaped cushion made of cartilage that sits between the two bones that make up the knee: the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone). The meniscus serves as a shock absorber and provides stability to the knee. The lateral meniscus is located on the lateral or outer part of the knee.

    There are six different types of meniscus tears:

    • Radial
    • Longitudinal (vertical)
    • Horizontal
    • Parrot Beak
    • Bucket handle
    • Flap

    The most common tears are radial, bucket-handle, and flap tears. Meniscus tears range from small tears to larger ones.

    Learn more about Lateral Meniscus Tears.

    Have you had or are you currently experiencing Lateral Meniscus Tears? Tell the community about what has or has not worked for you below.

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