How to treat meniscal injuries

As the shock absorbers of the knee, the menisci may be subject to acute or degenerative tears.

THE menisci are discs of fibrocartilage between the tibia and the femur. They act principally as shock absorbers, but their other functions are to provide stability to the knee joint, to improve proprioception, to allow force transmission and to improve lubrication and nutrition of the joint. 

They form two crescent-shaped wedges between the femoral condyles and tibial plateaus. 

Anatomically, the menisci are considered extensions